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Title: Gambling and problem gambling in Alberta: Final report
Authors: Wynne Resources Ltd.
Keywords: Gambling -- Social aspects -- Alberta;Compulsive gambling -- Alberta
Issue Date: Jan-1994
Publisher: Alberta Lotteries and Gaming
Citation: Wynne Resources Ltd. (1994). Gambling and problem gambling in Alberta: Final report. Prepared for Alberta Lotteries and Gaming.
Abstract: In the wake of the spread of legalized gambling, and in response to increased reports of problem gambling in the general population, a number of states, provinces, and countries have mandated prevalence surveys of problem and pathological gambling. Over the past 15 years, lotteries and gaming activities in Alberta have been expanding. These activities are licensed by the provincial government and, as in other jurisdictions, the Alberta government was desirous of determining the nature and extent of adult problem gambling behavior in the province. This interest led Alberta Lotteries and Gaming to authorize this study, which was undertaken by the Wynne Resources research team. Gaming in Alberta provides recreational entertainment for the citizenry, significant financial returns both to charities and to government, and employment for thousands of Albertans. While the great majority of adult Albertans gamble for enjoyment and entertinment and are able to keep their gaming activities in perspective, problem gambling can lead to serious personal and familial difficulties for some Albertans. This study examines the nature, extent, and implications of problem gambling in the province, with a view to providing baseline data for future government decision-making.
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