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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.

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OLG Modernization Under Way

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The below release came out May 1, but I thought I'd get the thread for this new COI going by re-stating it! Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Ontario Gaming West GTA LP (OGWGLP) for the West GTA Gaming Bundle. The West GTA Gaming Bundle is the sixth Gaming Bundle to transition to a service provider in Ontario. It is the latest step in OLG’s land-based gaming modernization. To learn more about this transition...
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Ontario Place to be the new location for a casino?

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Just in case you missed them, here are two recent articles published in the Globe and Mail on discussions to build a new casino at the Ontario Place location. Gambling industry eyes Toronto waterfront’s Ontario Place - https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-gambling-industry-eyes-downtown-waterfront/ Ontario Finance Minister open to idea of a casino on Toronto’s waterfront - ...
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Older Adults & Problem Gambling: Journal of Gambling Issues - Special Issue 39

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There is a distinct scarcity of research on problem gambling in the older population (+ 55 years of age) despite a steady increase in prevalence rates (see Matheson et al., JGI , 39 , 43-61). In this special issue of the Journal of Gambling Issues ( JGI ), released in September 2018, a work group funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Gambling Research Exchange Ontario, summarize recent work in this field and identify paths for future study. Contributions include...
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Cashing in on Mental Health?

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Interesting article from the CBC yesterday on problem gambling in BC. It's sobering to hear about the pitfalls other provinces face with respect to problem gambling prevention, protection and supports. The former Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario is referenced in here along with other Canadian sources, around the evidence supporting problem gambling. Take a read if you have a chance.
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Re: Cashing in on Mental Health?

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This is a good article! Thanks Howie. CAMH has also advocated for closing hours and to not allow casinos to stay open for 24 hours. We have some other policy statements available here: https://learn.problemgambling.ca/policy
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Re: OLG Modernization Under Way

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Modernization is continuing. The new Shorelines casino in Peterborough looks like it will open in the next month. I visited the site yesterday.
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Webinar: The Game Of Life

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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Hi Jenn, Great question! While we don't automatically provide attendees with a certificate, we do offer certificates for all attendees. All attendees receive an email a couple hours after the webinar with instructions for how to request a certificate.
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Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Is there a certificate given if we attend this webinar? Jenn
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Webinar reminder: Problem technology use in adults on June 17th!

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For those interested in how problem technology use affects adults, GGTU is hosting a webinar next Thursday June 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT! Dr. Mark van der Maas, Rutgers University, will be presenting new research during this webinar titled, 'Problem technology use in adults.' For more information about the webinar, please visit the event page in this COI's content stream and register here . This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the...
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In the news: (CBC) Ford government could lose $2.8B over 5 years in online gambling bet, confidential report warns

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A CBC article published today outlines how the Ontario government could lose up to $550 million in annual revenue with the arrival of the online gambling market in Ontario ($2.8 billion over the next five years). The projections, outlined in a private and confidential report to one of Canada's largest gaming companies, suggests that the province is set to lose money due to individuals spending more money on online gambling and moving away from land-based casino gambling (the taxation rate is...
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Call for Proposals (culturally appropriate problem gambling awareness or counselling)

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Call for proposals The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is pleased to invite organizations to submit proposals to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate problem gambling awareness and/or counselling programs and services for immigrants, refugees and ethnocultural populations in Ontario. Purpose of funding The objective of this Call for Proposals is to provide funding for problem gambling awareness and/or counselling...
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Ontario is moving quickly to approve online gambling operators.

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Ontario just added private operators for online gaming beginning on April 4 but is already ahead of many US states in terms of the number of approved operators. See article: Ontario Has More Approved Online Gambling Operators Than Most US States
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Re: Ontario is moving quickly to approve online gambling operators.

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I recall a time when gambling was very restricted and limited in Ontario. Now it seems to be a free for all.
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Re: Ontario is moving quickly to approve online gambling operators.

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As per this article Draft Kings is planning on coming to Ontario. Will be able to capture any share given the prevalence of our grey market gaming which has always been here. Thoughts on whether Ontario is going to even grant them a license?
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