Female problem gamblers in Alberta : a secondary analysis of the Gambling and Problem Gambling in Alberta Study
AuthorWynne, Harold J.
SubjectCompulsive gambling -- Alberta
Compulsive gambling -- Treatment -- Alberta
Women -- Alberta
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AbstractTo examine the prevalence of "problem" gambling in the Province, Alberta Lotteries and Gaming commissioned a study entitled Gambling and Problem Gambling in Alberta (Wynne, Smith, and Volberg, 1994). Amongst the findings, this study reports that 84% of the population gamble responsibly; that is, they gamble for entertainment, recreational, or social reasons and have never experienced problems related to their gambling. However, the study also estimates that 4.0% of the adult population in Alberta are currently experiencing gambling problems and that an additional 1.4% of the adult population are currently probable pathological gamblers. Following the release of this study in January, 1994, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) was entrusted with a mandate from the government to develop preventive, educative, and treatment responsal programs and services to mitigate problem gambling throughout the Province. To assist AAD AC counselling staff in this important work, a secondary analysis of the Alberta study data was conducted relative to problem gambling in the female population and this report includes the findings and implications of this secondary data analysis.
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