Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 15 | Issue 2
RG Check Safety Net

Player education, like driver education, is only one of the many facets of an effective safety net.

Underlying Philosophy of the RG Check Program

Jon Kelly, CEO
Responsible Gambling Council

As most readers of Newscan will know, there have been several recent announcements about gaming venues achieving accreditation under the RG Check program.

IIn preparing for these announcements we spent some time revisiting the philosophical underpinnings of the RG Check standards.


What's New at RGC

EARLY BIRD: March 15, 2013

Discovery 2013 Registration Open

Discovery 2013 will be in Toronto at the Westin Harbour Castle, April 14 to 16, 2013.




Predicting Gambling Problems from Gambling Outcome Expectancies in College Student-Athletes

This study aims to explore the relationships between gender and outcome expectancies in the prediction of gambling severity among college student-athletes.

Despite NCAA efforts to curb gambling activity, the results suggest that college student-athletes are at risk for over-involvement in gambling.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2013

Call for Poster Submissions: Alberta Gambling Institute

The theme of the 2013 conference, co-sponsored by the Alberta Gambling Research Institute and the University of Calgary is "Research to Practice in Gambling Disorders." Posters and oral presentations will be held during the conference, and abstracts are now being accepted.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2013

Call for Papers and Symposia: Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking

The Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada Reno and the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invite paper and symposium submissions for The 15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at Caesars Palace Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 27-31, 2013.

Some topic areas sought include:

  • Psychology of gambling and risk taking
  • Problem and pathological gambling
  • Internet and social media gambling


Call for Applications: Manitoba Gambling Research Program

The Manitoba Gambling Research Program is now accepting proposals and grant applications for 2013; new Grant Guides are available on our website. Research opportunities are available for researchers across Canada.

  • Small Grants (up to $50,000) February 20, 2013
  • Studentship Grants (up to $60,000) March 6, 2013
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) for Large Grants (up to $450,000) March 20, 2013
  • Conference Grants (up to $2,000) are accepted year-round

DEADLINE: March 15, 2013

Call for Papers: 2012 Durand Jacobs Award

The International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University invites submissions to the 2012 Durand Jacobs Award competition, to be awarded to the best graduate student paper related to the psychology of addictive behaviors.


Call for Applications: MLSYA Data Access Program

As of April 1, 2012, the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults (MLSYA) Data Access Program began accepting applications from Manitoba researchers who would like to use this unique dataset for their own research studies.

The MLSYA followed a longitudinal sample (n=679) of 18 to 20 year olds from across Manitoba over a five year period from 2007 to 2011. 

Call for submission

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