Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 14 | Issue 45
Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik from RGC and Jennifer Cornell from ONWA

Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik (left) with Jennifer Cornell of the Ontario Native Women's Association.

RGC’s Aboriginal Outreach Initiative: A Year in Review

Ahneen!! My name is Sheila Wahsquonaikezhik and I am a member of the Ojibways of Batchewana Band in Sault Ste. Marie. For the last year, I have been the Aboriginal liaison for an Aboriginal outreach initiative by the Responsible Gambling Council.

I am honoured to share with you the goals, background and some of the milestones of this year’s journey.


What's New at RGC
MARGI Online

M.A.R.G.I. Now Online

M.A.R.G.I. Online is now available. Like the MARGI kiosks located inside OLG Slots and Casinos across Ontario, it offers helpful gambling information through five activities.




NSGC Now Known as the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC)

As of November 13, 2012, the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) will be known as the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC).


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.


Leisure Substitution and Problem Gambling: Report of a Proof of Concept Group Intervention

The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre, University of Melbourne, has published a report examining the effect of providing a structured re-engagement program for 30 participants considered at risk of relapse. Substantial positive change was achieved.

The research team recommends that this proof of concept study of leisure substitution for problem gambling is replicated in a controlled study to determine its relative effectiveness.

DEADLINE: December 6, 2012

Call for Proposals: Research on the Use of Social Media in Gambling

The Victoria Department of Justice is seeking to fund a study of how industry promotes gambling opportunities using social media, who is being targeted and how access is provided to the gambling product. The study will also identify and describe:

  • the availability of gambling opportunities via social media, mobile platforms and gaming consoles (monetary and non-monetary)
  • if there has been a transition both to and from traditional forms of gambling and gambling associated social media
  • the future direction of gambling via social media

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

Send in Announcements

Events, new research, job postings, calls for proposals (and more) are welcome.

Recent News

Nov 16, 2012

DRESCHEL: Casino bidders set to reveal plans - Hamilton Spectator

Nov 16, 2012

Tribes: If Online Gaming Is Legalized, We Want In - TMC Net

Nov 15, 2012

U.S. casino operators look to Toronto to diversify - Toronto Star Online

Nov 15, 2012

William Hill partners ESPN Goals as live betting partner - Brand Republic

Nov 14, 2012

Interactive drama teaches the dangers of gambling - The Surveyor Online

Nov 14, 2012

Risk of problem gambling doubles after 19 - Stratford Beacon Herald

Nov 14, 2012

Try Mississauga, Markham or Vaughan for casino: OLG chief - Mississauga News

Nov 14, 2012

Latest on Sault Tribe's efforts to build new casino - Soo Today

Nov 14, 2012

'S.Africa a nation of gamblers' - Sowetan

Nov 14, 2012

Gambling addiction: How to cope -

Nov 14, 2012

OLG ‘not wedded to Toronto’ for casino location, CEO says - National Post | News

Nov 13, 2012

Township folds on slots - Innisfil Examiner

Nov 13, 2012

Sudbury working to have OLG rep visit in January for casino update - Sudbury Star

Nov 13, 2012

Online Gamblers Want to Get Feds Into the Action - Roll Call Online

Nov 12, 2012

Mobile gambling making its way to Atlantic City - TMC Net

Nov 12, 2012

3 accused in illegal gambling ring out on bail - CBC

Nov 12, 2012

Betable's Chris Griffin On The Future Of Online Gambling -

Nov 11, 2012

Voluntary gambling ban system increases - ABC Online

Nov 11, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford gambling on Toronto’s future with casino debate - Metronews

Upcoming Events

November 21-23, 2012

NAGS 22nd Annual Conference 2012

Launceston, Tasmania

January 28-30, 2013

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling: Developments in Prevention & Response

Vancouver, Canada

April 14-16, 2013

RGC's Discovery Conference

Toronto, Canada

May 27-29, 2013

The 9th Nordic conference: Changing landscape of gambling - treatment and prevention

Hamar, Norway

May 27-31, 2013

International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking

Las Vegas, USA

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