British Columbia problem gambling prevalence study : final report

The following report presents the results of a survey conducted by Ipsos Reid and Gemini Research on behalf of the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch of British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. The main objectives of this research were to determine the prevalence and nature of gambling and problem gambling within the adult population of British Columbia, as well as to compare findings to prior surveys completed in British Columbia and in other Canadian provinces. Problem gambling estimates were assessed using the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI). The survey results are based on a telephone survey with a representative sample of 3,000 adult (18+) British Columbians. Interviews were conducted in English, Chinese and Punjabi between August 29 and October 5, 2007. All data have been weighted to accurately reflect the actual age, gender and regional distribution of adult British Columbians according to 2006 Census figures. The survey’s overall margin of error is ±1.8%, 95 times out of 100.
Compulsive gambling -- British Columbia -- Statistics, Gambling -- Social aspects -- British Columbia