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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​.​

Articles of Interest | Issue No. 47

Summary of article by Rogier (2021): Preliminary studies indicate an increased frequency of gaming and social media use during the COVID-19 lockdown, possibly due to a rise in feelings of loneliness/social isolation. Rogier and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study in Rome, Italy, measuring self-reported feelings of loneliness, frequency of gaming, and social media use. A battery of questionnaires was administered to participants at the beginning of lockdown and three days prior to the end lockdown (Stage 2). Structural Equation Modeling indicated that level of loneliness predicted both gaming and social media use, even after controlling for these factors at Stage 1. They argue that increased feelings of loneliness may exacerbate vulnerability to technology abuse during times of mandatory social isolation. 

Read the rest of the editorial and other JGI articles here:

Note: the JGI is fully open access and publicly available



As part of its mandate to provide educational support for helping professionals, Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use has 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
TitleOntario's Gambling Industry: Did You Know?
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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)
Effects of disulfiram on choice behavior in a rodent gambling task: Association with catecholamine levels2018
Patricia Di Ciano,  Daniel F. Manvich, Abhiram Pushparaj,  Andrew Gappasov, Ellen J. Hess, David Weinshenker, Bernard Le Foll*
Psychopharmacology, 235(1), 23-35
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, R. Michael Bagby*
Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(1), 115-129
Addressing the issue of problem gambling in the criminal justice system: A series of case studies2017
Nigel E. Turner*, Steve McAvoy*, Peter Ferentzy*, Flora I. Matheson, Chris Myers, Farah Jindani*, Nina Littman-Sharp, Jan Malat*
Journal of Gambling Issues, 35, 74-100
Closing a treatment gap in Ontario: Pilot of a tutorial workbook for women gamblers2017
Roberta Boughton, Farah Jindani*, Nigel E. Turner*
Journal of Gambling Issues, 36, 199-231
Factors associated with adolescent online and land-based gambling in Canada2017
Rochelle Wijesingha*,  Scott T. Leatherdale, Nigel E.  Turner*, Tara Elton-Marshall*
Addiction Research & Theory, 25(6), 525-532
Fun seeking and reward responsiveness moderate the effect of the behavioural inhibition system on coping-motivated problem gambling2017
Matthew T. Keough*, Jeffrey D. Wardell,* Christian S. Hendershot,* R. Michael Bagby*, Lena C. Quilty*
Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(3), 769-782
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*
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 30(1), 3-10 
Uncertainty exposure causes behavioural sensitization and increases risky decision-making in male rats: Toward modelling gambling disorder2017
Fiona D. Zeeb,* Zhaoxia Li,* Daniel C. Fisher*, Martin H. Zack,* Paul J. Fletcher*
Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 42(6), 404-413
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
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*Researchers affiliated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health