• dice
  • roulette
  • offtrack
  • slot
  • chips

Author Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines before when preparing the manuscript:


Manuscript Length. Typical manuscripts should be approximately 5,000-7,000 words (including references, tables, and figures). Longer or shorter papers will be considered at the discretion of the editors.

Manuscript Style. This Journal follows the APA style as outlined in the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (http://www.apastyle.org).

Manuscript Preparation. Manuscripts should be submitted in two MS Word files through the journal website. The first file should contain a cover page with the names, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors. For each author, please provide a biographical note of no more than 100 words.

The second file contains the main paper. All information should be included in one file (i.e., text, references, and tables/figures). All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, single-spaced, using Times New Roman in 12-point font on A-4 size paper, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Authors should also supply 4-5 keywords and an abstract of not more than 200 words. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should NOT place their names on the manuscript and should obscure identifiable citations.

Tables and Figures. Tables and figures (illustrations) should be embedded in the text (not at the end). A short descriptive title should appear above each table and below each figure with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. Figures submitted with line drawings or photos should be of sufficient high quality (e.g., 300 dpi) to display clearly on computer screens. See APA manual for table and figure preparation.

Footnotes: Notes should be used only if absolutely necessary. When used, these should be identified in the text by consecutive numbers and presented at the end of the article.

Language: All papers should be submitted in English. Authors are responsible for preparing a manuscript with clear written grammar and punctuation. Text should have been proofread for typographical, grammar and spelling errors. Citations and references should be fully supplied and checked for accuracy.

References. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Copyright. Prior to publication, the authors of accepted papers must sign a Publication Agreement to transfer the work to Journal of Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research (JGCGR), which is owned by Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS). The materials are provided for the personal noncommercial use of registered users of the JGCGR. Online full text articles are free. Copies of articles may be distributed for research or educational purpose, without permission. However, commercial use of the JGCGR or the articles contained herein is expressly prohibited without the written consent of the publisher. The original author(s) still own the copyrights of their own work. However, the publication of the work (or a version of it) in other outlet is prohibited within two years of the publication in JGCGR.