Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 14 | Issue 48
RG Check

RG Check Accreditation: From Concept to Reality

Kevin Noel, Director of Operations
Responsible Gambling Council

The concept of accreditation is fairly simple: compare a particular reality to a general standard to see where it stacks up. If it meets an established threshold, then it’s accredited. This process is familiar to most of us, whether from swimming lessons, or learning to play piano.

The reality of accreditation, of course, is much more complicated.


What's New at RGC

Discovery Submissions

Submit your panelist presentation by December 31, 2012.

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




The Population Prevalence of Problem Gambling

The primary purpose of this research conducted by the University of Lethbridge was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time.

Standardization revealed significant variation in the prevalence of problem gambling, ranging from 0.5% to 7.6% depending on the country (average rate across different countries being 2.3%).


McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors

An immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow focused upon studying youth risk-taking behaviors is available.

The successful candidate will work in the area of youth risk-taking behaviors and will become an active member of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

DEADLINE: December 12, 2012

Call for Papers: 10th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

Proposals are currently being accepted for workshops and poster presentations for the 10th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse (June 26-28, 2013, Kansas City, MO). The theme of this year's conference is Understanding the Past and Embracing the Future.

DEADLINE: December 17, 2012

Call for Papers: 27th National Conference on Problem Gambling

The 27th National Conference on Problem Gambling Prevention, Research, Recovery & Treatment (July 17-20, 2013 in Seattle, WA) invites submissions for pre-conference workshops, breakout presentations, prevention showcases and posters. This year's theme is Connections: Building Partnerships for Positive Change.

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 grant applications from Manitoba researchers for Conference Grants (up to $2,000). Applications are accepted year-round, however applicants must apply prior to attending the conference.


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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