- ItemOpen AccessAnnual report 2022-23, Alberta Gambling Research Institute(Alberta Gambling Research Institute, 2023-11-29) Alberta Gambling Research Institute
- ItemOpen Access2019 Prince Edward Island Gambling Prevalence Study(Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), 2021-07) MacSwain Standing, Mary-Ann; Kydd, RobynIn 2018, the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Department of Health and Wellness contracted the PEI Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) to study the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in Prince Edward Island. The primary purpose of this study was to provide updated prevalence estimates for gambling and at-risk gambling, examine the socio-demographic characteristics associated with at-risk gambling, and identify potential subgroups of at-risk gamblers for more in-depth study. Due to expansion of the availability of online gambling in recent years, an additional objective was to estimate the prevalence of in-person and online gambling, and to examine the socio-demographic characteristics and gambling behaviours associated with different methods of access.
- ItemOpen AccessA review of BCLC’s voluntary self-exclusion program: Client behaviours, experiences, and perceptions(British Columbia Lottery Corporation, 2022-08) McCormick, Amanda V.; Cohen, Irwin M.; Davies, GarthExecutive Summary: The objectives of this study were to assess the experiences and perceptions of VSE program participants and to measure the effects of the program on their gambling. In addition, BCLC was interested in learning about the various informal and formal supports used by VSE clients during their exclusion and the effects of the VSE program on client’s quality of life. Another objective was to understand more about the factors that contribute to program violation attempts. In addition, there was interest in understanding at what point during the exclusion period do VSE clients experience reductions in problem gambling symptoms, if at all. Given these objectives, the current study offered VSE clients participation in several telephone interviews along with a weekly online survey. As with the prior studies conducted by these authors on BCLC’s VSE program, participants were introduced to the study during their enrollment into the land-based VSE program. Those who consented to participate in the study were contacted by members of the research team to schedule a telephone interview. Study participants were recruited between May 2019 and March 2020 at which point recruitment for the study concluded because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of formal gaming venues across British Columbia. During the recruitment period, 3,911 people enrolled or re-enrolled into the VSE program. In total, 6.6% of these clients (n = 262) consented to have their name forwarded to the research team, and 3.3% (n = 128) participated in the first interview.
- ItemOpen AccessResearch reveals ... : an update on gambling research in Alberta, 2023-2024(Alberta Gambling Research Institute, 2023-07) Alberta Gambling Research Institute
- ItemOpen AccessAlberta Gambling Research Institute Conference 2023: Contemporary Issues in Gambling Research(Alberta Gambling Research Institute, 2023-04-01) Allami, Yousseff; Bedford, Kate; Hodgins, David; Indige-Spheres Youth Group; Kim, Andrew; Manitowabi, Darrel; McGrath, Dan; Naraine, Michael; Newall, Philip; Nicoll, Fiona; Shaw, Carrie; Stevens, Rhys; Volberg, Rachel; Williams, Robert; Busenius, Andree; Gordon, Ted; Krutz, Jonathan; Lee, Bonnie; Lloyd, Joanne; McLuhan, Arthur; Stark, Sasha; Supan, Savannah; Matheson, Flora; Ford, Madison; Papineau, ElisabethThe Institute’s 2023 Conference "Contemporary Issues in Gambling Research" took place March 30 to April 1, 2023 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta as a hybrid live and virtual event. A selection of conference presentations presented at the event have been made available with the permission of the authors.