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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.

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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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Gambling and Cannabis Use in Youth and Young Adults Survey

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Hello, we are a group of researchers, educators, and trainees at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC). We are working towards creating new content for current educational programs provided to Ontario high schools, colleges and universities about gambling and cannabis use in youth and young adults. Please note this is not a research project. We have created a survey to assist us in how best to incorporate the most current research...
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CAMH Monitor e-Report 2017 - Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Rates in Ontario Adults

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The CAMH Monitor e-Report 2017 was just released, providing new gambling, gaming and technology use prevalence rates for Ontario adults. Below are some highlights. Gambling: The most common gambling activity was buying lottery tickets. 23.4% of adults reported betting on slots or table games at a casino in the past year, while 3.7% bet money online. 1.2% of Ontario adults had a moderate to high risk of gambling problems in the past year. Gaming & Technology Use: 5.6% of Ontario adults...
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INQBOARD: Older Adults & Problem Gambling

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EENet presents Inqboard... a collection of infographic posters. This Inqboard is based on the article, " The prevalence of problem gambling and gambling-related behaviours among older adults in Ontario " in the Journal of Gambling Issues by Mark Van Der Maas. Click on the image to download PDF version of the poster. To download the original study The prevalence of problem gambling and gambling-related behaviours among older adults in Ontario, click here .
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Gambling Among Adults Experiencing Poverty and Homelessness: A Training Video

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Recovery from Problem Gambling is possible. Client-centred strategies that are evidence informed help service providers build skills to assist the recovery journey for people experiencing gambling disorders, poverty and housing instability . https://youtu.be/1CZzzBOheAw People who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness along with problem gambling can benefit from supports and services that are customized to their needs. This video describes the case management approach of the Gambling...
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Adult Problem Gambling Evidence-informed Web Content

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Just in case you haven't heard, we recently posted a new evidence-informed web section on adult problem gambling . Learn about problem gambling in adults aged 18 years of age and older, the latest research evidence and tips for applying the evidence in your clinical practice. This is part of our evidence-informed practice web content on a variety of topics related to problem gambling and technology use. To read more, visit: https://learn.problemgambling.ca/eip
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Re: CAMH Monitor e-Report 2017 - Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Rates in Ontario Adults

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Thanks for sharing! Some encouraging info in the executive summary, too, such as substantial declines in cigarette smoking and texting while driving.
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Re: INQBOARD: Older Adults & Problem Gambling

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Thank you for this Kim. I love the infographic and was enticed to read the report. It was interesting to note: “Casinos have been shown to use marketing and services targeted specifically at older adults. These services include free transportation from older adult living facilities, low cost food and alcohol, needle disposals for diabetes sufferers and defibrillators, and entertainment options directed towards older adults, including recording artists from the 1960s and 1970s (Bjelde,...
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Re: INQBOARD: Older Adults & Problem Gambling

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This is a great resource @Registered Member! Thanks so much for sharing. The original research that is featured in this infographic was published in issue no. 39 of our Journal of Gambling Issues. This issue featured a special section on gambling in older adults, which you can read here .
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Re: Gambling Among Adults Experiencing Poverty and Homelessness: A Training Video

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The video really highlighted for me how gambling looks different for different populations.
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Problem technology use in adults

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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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Webinar archive and replay: Problem technology use in adults

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If you missed the engaging webinar on June 17, 2021 called 'Problem technology use in adults' presented by Dr. Mark van der Maas of Rutgers University, please check it out in GGTU's archive! This webinar focuses on a recent study of problem electronic device use among Ontario adults and encourages reflection on how much time we spend on our devices. To view this webinar and accompanying slides, please visit GGTU's Trainings and Webinars archive page and select the Archive tab.
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