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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Gambling and Young Adults: Motivations, Demographics, Mental Health, and Implications for Health Practice


This 1-hour (1 CEU) webinar will discuss the latest research on gambling in young adults with implications for mental health and addiction service providers. Topics such as motivations to gamble, demographics, and mental health will be explored.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain how gambling addiction psychosocially impacts young adults
  • describe a variety of gambling patterns in young adults and their links to motivation, demographics, and mental health
  • identify key precipitating factors of problem gambling and gambling addiction in young adults
  • describe how these correlates and factors can help identify and intervene young adults with potential gambling addiction in practice.

Faculty: Matthew Sanscartier is a PhD candidate in sociology at Carleton University and a researcher at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy at the University of Manitoba. Among other things, his research uses quantitative methodology to discover and explain patterns and correlates of gambling in Canadian young adults, and how these can help inform gambling interventions. Working from psychological and sociological perspectives, his work addresses factors at both individual and social levels, appearing in International Gambling StudiesJournal of Gambling StudiesAddiction Research & Theory, and Journal of Gambling Issues.

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