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Journal of Gambling Issues

The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) is the world's first and longest-running online, peer-reviewed academic journal established for the purpose of understanding problem gambling. The scope of the journal has since expanded to include the study of problem gaming and other addictive technologies.

JGI is an open-access, indexed journal that provides a scientific forum for developments in gambling and gaming-related research, policy and treatment. The aim of the journal is to make sense of how these issues affect people, families and communities, through the publication of peer-reviewed articles focusing on the social aspects of gambling/gaming, as well as on prevention and treatment strategies.

Published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and funded by the Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, our journal invites manuscripts submitted by researchers and clinicians, people with problem gambling/gaming experience and their family and friends.

Learn more at the Journal of Gambling Issues website​.​


As part of the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario’s mandate to provide educational support for helping professionals, we have developed a ​series of infographics on a variety of gambling- and technology- related topics. These infographics are available for use (without modification) for your presentations, websites and other educational needs. They were designed to be suitable for both client and helping professional audiences. If you have any questions or inquiries about these infographics, please feel free to contact us.

TitleSocial Media Use
Social Media Infographic
TitleTexting and Driving
Texting and Driving Infographic
TitleScreen Time
Screen Time
TitleProblem Technology Use
Problem Technology Use
TitleProblematic Use of Electronic Devices
Problematic Use of Electronic Devices
TitleGambling and Problem Gambling Prevalence
Gambling and Problem Gambling Prevalence
TitleOntario's Gambling Industry: Did You Know?
Ontario's Gambling Industry: Did You Know? thumbnail
TitleOntario's Gambling Industry: Facts and Trends
Ontario's Gambling Industry: Facts and Trends
TitleOntario's Gambling Industry: PlaySmart Centres
Ontario's Gambling Industry: PlaySmart Centres

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Journal Details (Title, Volume & Page numbers)
A prospective investigation of affect, the desire to gamble, gambling motivations and gambling behavior in the mood disorders2017
Lena C. Quilty*, Chris Watson, Tony Toneatto, Michael R. Bagby*
Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(1), 115-129
Parallel role for the dopamine D1 receptor in gambling and amphetamine reinforcement in healthy volunteers2017
Martin Zack*, Daniela S.S.S. Lobo*, Candice Biback, Tim Fang, Kelly Smart, Daniel Tatone, Aditi Kalia, Daniel Digiacomo, James L. Kennedy*
Journal of Psychopharmacology, 31(1), 31-42 
Problem gambling in a sample of older adult casino gamblers: Associations with gambling participation and motivations2017
Mark van der Maas, Robert E. Mann*, John McCready, Flora I. Matheson, Nigel E. Turner*, Hayley A. Hamilton*, Tracy Schrans, Anca Ialomiteanu, Anca
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 30(1), 3-10 
Effects of high frequency repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation and continuous theta burst stimulation on gambling reinforcement, delay discounting, and stroop interference in men with pathological gambling2016
Martin Zack*, Sang Soo Cho, Jennifer Parlee, Mark Jacobs, Crystal Li, Isabelle Boileau*, Antonio Strafella*
Brain Stimulation, 9(6), 867-875
Endorsement of criminal behavior amongst offenders: Implications for DSM-5 gambling disorder2016
Nigel E. Turner*, Randy Stinchfield, John McCready, Steven McAvoy, Peter Ferentzy
Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(1), 35-45
Gender differences in self-conscious emotions and motivation to quit gambling2016
Vladyslav Kushnir, Alexandra Godinho, David C. Hodgins, Christian S. Hendershot, John A. Cunningham*
Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(3), 969-983
Group treatment for women gamblers using web, teleconference and workbook: Effectiveness pilot2016
Roberta A. Boughton, Farah Jindani*, Nigel E. Turner*
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(6), 1074-1095
Hitting the jackpot: The influence of monetary payout on gambling behaviour2016
Lena C. Quilty*, Daniela S.S.S. Lobo*, Martin Zack*, Courtney Crewe-Brown, Alexander Blaszczynski
International Gambling Studies, 16(3), 481-499
Motivation to quit or reduce gambling: Associations between Self-Determination Theory and the Transtheoretical Model of Change2016
Vladyslav Kushnir, Alexandra Godinho, David C. Hodgins, Christian S. Hendershot, John A. Cunningham*
Journal of Addictive Diseases, 35(1), 58-65
Reliability, validity, and classification accuracy of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder and comparison to DSM-IV2016
Randy Stinchfield, John McCready, Nigel E. Turner*, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Nancy M. Petry, Jon Grant, John Welte, Heather Chapman, Ken C. Winters
Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(3), 905-922
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*Researchers affiliated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health