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The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta.
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- ItemOpen Access1992 Texas survey of adolescent gambling behavior(Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1993-09) Wallisch, Lynn S.As part of its legislative mandate to “conduct studies to identify adults and juveniles in the state who are, or who are at risk of becoming, problem or compulsive gamblers,” the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse carried out a telephone survey of the gambling behavior of 6,308 adults aged 18 and over and 924 adolescents aged 14–17. The survey was conducted in spring 1992, in the few months preceding the start of the Texas Lottery, and was intended to describe the gambling behavior of adults and adolescents before the state lottery began. The results of the adult survey were published in a separate document (Wallisch, 1993). The present report presents the results of the adolescent survey. It serves as a baseline for future assessments of gambling and problem gambling among adolescents in Texas after a state lottery has begun, as well as a resource for addressing the needs of adolescents who currently have gambling problems.
- ItemOpen Access1992 Texas survey of adult gambling behavior(Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, 1993-02) Wallisch, Lynn S.6,308 Texas adults aged 18 and over were surveyed about their gambling behavior in late spring 1992. 77 percent of them were interviewed before the Texas Lottery had begun operation; the others were interviewed within the first month of the Lottery. The information given by all respondents generally reflects gambling that occurred before the Texas Lottery, except where indicated.
- ItemOpen Access1996 prevalence study on problem gambling in Nova Scotia : final report(Nova Scotia Department of Health, 1996-08) Baseline Market Research Ltd.; Nova Scotia. Dept. of Health.At the request of the Nova Scotia Department of Health (NS Health), Baseline Market Research Ltd. (Baseline) completed a Prevalence Study on Problem Gambling in Nova Scotia (1996 Study) with a total of 801 randomly selected residents of Nova Scotia. Dr. Henry Lesieur of the Department of Criminal Justice Systems, Illinois State University, served as a special consultant to the research team from Baseline. Dr. Lesieur's work in the field of problem gambling studies, in conjunction with Dr. Sheila Blume, produced the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), the primary research instrument for the measurement of problem gambling.
- ItemOpen Access2003 Nova Scotia Gambling Prevalence Study(Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion, 2004-06) Schrans, Tracy; Schellinck, TonyThe 2003 Nova Scotia Gambling Prevalence Study, commissioned by the Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion, marks the third gambling prevalence study to be conducted in the province (1993, 1996 and 2003) and the first using the new Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI) measure. This Report describes the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among adults 19 years of age and older who are permanent residents of Nova Scotia, living in private households in the province. In addition to examining general gambling prevalence using the PGSI – Problem Gambling Severity Index (scored items of the CPGI) to identify problem gambling, self-reported involvement in problem gambling was also obtained independently by type of gambling activity. This data represents the first opportunity to systematically compare gambling prevalence by type of gambling activity as critical input to planning, management and resource allocation. Therefore, the results of the 2003 Nova Scotia Gambling Prevalence Study can be used as a resource for various provincial stakeholders for gambling in Nova Scotia.
- ItemOpen AccessThe 2003 Washington State Needs Assessment Household Survey: Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Need for Treatment in Washington State(Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, 2005-09) Mancuso, David; Gilson, Michael; Felver, BarbaraWashington State's Needs Assessment Household Survey project interviewed 6,713 adults to estimate the prevalence of substance use and the need for substance abuse treatment among adult household residents. The 2003 survey estimates update findings from a similar survey conducted 10 years ago. Detailed reports for each of Washington’s 39 counties and supplemental tables are available separately.
- ItemOpen Access2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Gambling Prevalence Study(Newfoundland and Labrador. Dept. of Health and Community Services, 2005-11) Market Quest Research Group Inc.; Newfoundland and Labrador. Dept. of Health and Community ServicesThis report presents the findings of the 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Gambling Prevalence Study. This study is the first to address gambling issues specific to the province and provides current baseline information regarding the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). Specifically, the study provides important information measuring: • The prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the province • Profiles of gambler sub-types and players of certain gambling activities • The relationship between gambling and correlates of gambling including substance use and mental health • Consequences related to gambling • Awareness of support and treatment services
- ItemOpen Access2006 California Problem Gambling Prevalence Survey(2006-08) Volberg, Rachel A.; Nysse-Carris, Kari L.; Gerstein, Dean R.; National Opinion Research Center (NORC)The goals of the 2006 California Problem Gambling Survey were to assess the extent and impact of problem gambling among adults in California, identify the groups in the population most affected by the disorder, and provide information about the public’s knowledge of available resources for addressing gambling problems. A telephone survey of 7,121 Californians aged 18 and over was carried out between October, 2005 and April, 2006 to assess gambling behavior, gambling-related problems, and demographics as well as other correlates of gambling problems. Interviews were conducted in English, Spanish and other languages.
- ItemOpen AccessThe 2006 Study of Gambling and Problem Gambling in New Mexico: Report to the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico(Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico, 2006-06-21) Volberg, Rachel A.; Bernhard, BoThis report summarizes the findings of a comprehensive survey of gambling participation and gambling-related problems among adult residents of New Mexico. The main purpose of this survey was to determine the scope of problem gambling in New Mexico and to identify the groups in the population most affected by the disorder. The results of this study also provide information about the impacts of problem gambling in New Mexico and will help public health decision-makers determine the best courses of action when making policy decisions in the future.
- ItemOpen Access2007 Nova Scotia Adult Gambling Prevalence Study(Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, 2008) Schrans, Tracy; Schellinck, TonyThe 2007 Nova Scotia Adult Gambling Prevalence Study, commissioned by Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection (NSHPP), marks the fourth such study to be conducted in the province and the second using the Canadian Problem Gambling Index. This report describes the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among adults 19 years of age and older who are permanent residents of Nova Scotia, living in private households (n=2,500). It also describes the changes that occurred between 2003 and 2007. In addition to the adult survey, supplementary surveys were administered to a select sub-sample of young adults 19-34 years (n=240) and youth (n=85) living in these randomly selected households.
- ItemOpen Access2008 Louisiana Study on Problem Gambling(2008-08) Esters, Irv; Biggar, Raymond Jr.; Lacour, John; Reyes, MariaThe 2008 study is the latest in a series on the prevalence of legalized gambling in Louisiana. The report, much like those preceding it, focuses on problem gambling, the distribution of gambling establishments, and the prevalence of problems in the various regions of the state. The present report provides updated information and expands on some areas of interest established by the earlier studies. One area in which the present study adds to the knowledge base on gambling in Louisiana is in the provision of data on youth gambling.
- ItemOpen Access2009 New Brunswick Gambling Prevalence Study(New Brunswick Department of Health; New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, 2010) MarketQuest ResearchThis report presents the findings of the 2009 New Brunswick Gambling Prevalence Study conducted by MarketQuest Research on behalf of the New Brunswick Department of Health (the Department) and the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation. This study is the fourth Gambling Prevalence Study conducted with residents of the province, with the previous studies conducted in 1992, 1996 and 2001. Eight years following the completion of the 2001 New Brunswick Gambling Prevalence Study, another gambling prevalence study has been conducted to further observe and track gambling trends in the province.
- ItemOpen Access2009 Newfoundland and Labrador Gambling Prevalence Study(Newfoundland and Labrador. Dept. of Health and Community Services, 2009-06) Market Quest Research Group Inc.; Newfoundland and Labrador. Dept. of Health and Community ServicesThis report presents the findings of the 2009 Newfoundland and Labrador Gambling Prevalence Study conducted by MarketQuest Research on behalf of the Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Three years following the completion of the 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Gambling Prevalence Study, the Department would now like to follow up with a second gambling prevalence study to observe and track gambling trends in the province. This study will gather data with respect to: • The prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the province; • Profiles of gambler sub-types and players of certain gambling activities; • The relationship between gambling and correlates of gambling including substance use and mental health; • Consequences related to gambling; and • Awareness of support and treatment services. This information will provide the Department and the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) with the information needed to continue to guide prevention, promotion, education, and treatment services related to gambling in the province.
- ItemOpen Access2012 Survey of At-Risk and Problem Gambling Prevalence Among Ohioans(Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, 2015-02) Massatti, Rick; Starr, Sanford; Frohnapfel-Hasson, Stacey; Martt, NickThe 2012 Survey of At-Risk and Problem Gambling Prevalence is the first study to provide Ohioans with a glimpse of at-risk/problem gambling in the state. More than 3,600 Ohioans completed surveys using multistage random area probability sampling techniques that followed methods of the American Association of Public Opinion Research.
- ItemOpen Access2013/15 Business Plan, Alberta Gambling Research Institute(Alberta Gambling Research Institute, 2012-05-24) Alberta Gambling Research Institute
- ItemOpen Access2014 New BrunswickGambling Prevalence Study(New Brunswick Department of Health; New Brunswick, Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, 2015-05-27) MQO Research; New Brunswick Department of Health; New Brunswick Department of FinanceThis report presents the findings of the 2014 New Brunswick Gambling Prevalence Study conducted by MQO Research on behalf of the New Brunswick Department of Health (Health) and the Department of Finance (Finance). This study is the fifth Gambling Prevalence Study conducted with residents of the province, with the previous studies conducted in 1992, 1996, 2001, and 2009. Five years following the completion of the 2009 New Brunswick Gambling Prevalence Study, another gambling prevalence study has been conducted to further observe and track gambling trends in the province. This study gathered data with respect to: The prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the province; Demographic characteristics of gambling subtypes; Demographic characteristics of participants of gambling activities (e.g., VLT players); Gambling expenditures; Awareness of gambling support services; Awareness and impact of the Problem Gambling Awareness campaign; and Consequences related to gambling.
- ItemOpen Access2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey(Charles Darwin University, 2017-04) Stevens, MatthewThis report presents the first release of findings from the second population level gambling prevalence survey done in the Northern Territory (NT), some 10 years after the first. The information contained in this report will be useful to a range of stakeholders including government, policy-makers, counselling services, researchers, the community and industry. The survey methodology and questions included in the 2015 survey differ slightly to that used in 2005 survey, due to refinements in how gambling surveys are carried out, a move towards public health approaches to reducing gambling-related harm and the declining number of households with a working landline telephone. However, the report does include comparisons between the 2005 and 2015 surveys, where data item definitions are the same or similar. The inclusion of a mobile sample in this survey has enabled improved coverage across different demographic groups in the Northern Territory. This, along with improvements to the population weighting in the 2015 survey means estimates for problem gambling will be more accurate for the Northern Territory, and problem gambling risk estimates (with margins of error) can now be produced separately for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.
- ItemOpen AccessAccountability and Social Responsibility in Ontario's Legal Gambling Regime: Final Report to Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC)(Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2009-11-16) Smith, Garry; Rubenstein, DanThis report explores commercial gambling in Ontario in relation to standards of accountability, social responsibility and acting in the public interest. The report considers enabling legislation; documents the organizational structures and policies used to administer legal gambling in Ontario; and reviews the academic literature on gambling administration in Ontario and other jurisdictions. In addition, senior officials involved in the operation and regulation of gambling, as well as those responsible for minimizing the incidence and prevalence of problem gambling were interviewed about Ontario policy and practices.
- ItemOpen AccessAchieving a balance : gaming licensing policy review. --(Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2001-07-30) Alberta Gaming and Liquor CommissionThis report contains findings and recommendations from a review of gaming licensing policies, to address issues related to the growth of gaming in the province. The views and perspectives of Albertans and stakeholder groups were instrumental in arriving at the recommendations presented in this report.
- ItemOpen AccessAction track : treatment tools for counsellors working with youth(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 2001) Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionThis treatment package is intended for use by addictions counsellors who need additional resources to assist adolescent clients who are dealing with alcohol, other drug or gambling problems. The package is directed towards counsellors working in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. There are five sections in this package designed to offer information and resources on specific issues related to alcohol and other drug use. This package is designed following the principles of the Stages of Change1 (Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance) as developed by Prochaska, Norcross, and DiClemente. This resource will help counsellors provide information, awareness and tools to clients to help them move through the stages of change and achieve a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The resource is intended to offer choices to the counsellor when working with clients, and is not meant to be a rigid program. Client pace in working through the material will depend on individual needs and readiness to change.
- ItemOpen AccessAddressing Gambling-Related Harm Through Evidence-Based Practices(2007-03) Weinstock, Jeremiah; Wulfert, Edelgard; Marotta, Jeffrey; Grant, Jon; Casey, David; Lobo, Daniela; Tyssen, Eric; Diskin, Kate; el-Guebaly, Nady; Korman, Lorne; Stewart, Sherry; Peden, Nicole; d’Hondt, Rob; Moran-Cooper, Mia; Verlik, Kent; Burns, Paul