Fall 2019 Edition
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One
Are you a mental health and addiction professional who is new to the field of gambling? Register today for the
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One online course starting November 18, 2019 to gain a practical understanding of gambling, problem gambling and treatment.
JGI Call for Papers on Gambling and Video Gaming
We're pleased to announce a
call for papers for a special issue of the
Journal of Gambling Issues, centred on problem video gaming and technology use, as well as on the merging worlds of gambling and gaming.
Did you miss one of our recent gambling, gaming and technology use webinars? Find recordings of our past webinars on our
trainings and webinars webpage under the
Archives tab, available to view at your convenience.
Evidence-Informed Practice Web Content
Are you looking for the latest evidence and practice considerations for clients with gambling, gaming and technology use problems? Check out our
evidence-informed practice web content, tailored for mental health and addiction service providers.
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online community of interest to collaborate and share knowledge with other mental health and addiction service providers, researchers, and other experts in the fields of problem gambling, gaming, and technology use. Here’s how:
- Become a member of EENet Connect at
- Once logged in, select the
Groups tab and search for “Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest”
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Journal of Gambling Issues | Issue No. 42
Learning Poker in Different Communities of Practice: A Qualitative Analysis of Poker Players’ Learning Processes and the Norms in Different Learning Communities - Niri Talberg
Hey Big Spender: An Ecological Momentary Assessment of Sports and Race Betting Expenditure by Gambler Characteristics - Nerilee Hing, Alex M.T. Russell, Anna Thomas, Rebecca Jenkinson
Reflections on Poverty, Homelessness and Problem Gambling: Discoveries from a World Cafe? - Eden Hamilton Wright, Julia Woodhall-Melnik, Sarah Hamilton-Wright, Sara J.T. Guilcher, Aklilu Wendaferew, Andrée Schuler, Flora I. Matheson
Powerless yet powerful: The duality of everyday life of partners of persons with gambling problems - Trude Klevan, Vibeke Krane, Bente Weimand
L’illusion de contrôle liée au jeu auprès d’universitaires : le bénéfice du doute? / The Illusion of Control in Gambling among University Students: The Benefit of the Doubt? - Isabelle Smith, Isabelle Giroux
Promoting cross-sector collaboration and input into care planning via an integrated problem gambling and mental health service - Laura E. McCartney, Vicky Northe, Susannah Gordon, Evan Symons, Robert Shields, Anthony Kennedy, Stuart J. Lee
That’s what you get for waking up in Vegas: Fatigue and alcohol consumption are associated with the duration of gambling sessions - Hannah Briony Thorne, Matthew Browne, Matthew Justus Rockloff, Sally Anne Ferguson
Are brief interventions effective for problem gambling?
the latest research snapshot on a meta-analysis exploring the effectiveness of brief interventions for problem gambling, which can be implemented as part of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) protocols.
Trainings & Webinars
Visit the training page to register or learn more about any of the events below.
- Gambling and Young Adults: Motivations, Demographics, Mental Health, and Implications for Health Practice webinar | October 22, 2019 from 12-1 pm ET
- Being In the Zone: How the Experience of Flow, Gaming Motives, and Mood Play a Role in Problem Video Gaming Behaviour webinar | November 5 from 12-1 pm ET
- Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One online course | November 18 to December 22, 2019
- Case 1 - The Hound of the Bluetooth and other Tales (or Tails) [The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Webinar Series] | November 19, 2019 from 10-11:30 am ET
- Case 2 - A Study in Servers and other Spam [The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Webinar Series] | December 10, 2019 from 10-11:30 am ET
- Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use webinar | January 15, 2020 from 12-1 pm ET
In the News
- Not all screen time causes kids to underperform in school, study says - CTV News, September 23, 2019
- What are the odds? Poll finds one in five B.C. lottery players expect they will win - CTV News, September 20, 2019
'Ban kids from loot box gambling in games' - BBC News, September 12, 2019
Cellphone ban to take effect for students in Ontario classrooms by November 2019 – Global News, August 29, 2019
The scientific debate over teens, screens and mental health – NPR, August 27, 2019
Quebec looks to combat huge rise in cyber addiction among youth – CBC News, August 19, 2019
Study offers insights on how social media affects girls’ mental health – Forbes, August 18, 2019
How a Dutch clinic helps UK teenagers addicted to gaming – The Guardian, August 18, 2019
Digital depression: Study links social media and TV, but not video gaming, to teens’ mental well-being – Globe and Mail, July 15, 2019
Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 25 – BBC News, June 24, 2019