Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 15 | Issue 10
Risks and Safeguards of Online Gambling

Understanding the Risks—and the Opportunities for Safeguards—in Online Gambling

The worldwide popularity and growth of online gambling has enormous implications for problem gambling prevention. There are good reasons for concern—its accessibility, anonymity and the potential for high frequency of play are significant characteristics of online gambling that warrant careful consideration for prevention programs.

It is also true that this same technology has the potential to provide safeguards that would be difficult in traditional land-based venues.


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Internet Poker Websites and Pathological Gambling Prevention Policy

This study in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Gambling Studies assessed the pathological gambling-related prevention strategies of online poker websites. Results of this study suggest that more adequate prevention strategies for risky gambling should be developed for online poker.


Adolescent Online Gambling: The Impact of Parental Practices and Correlates with Online Activities

This study published in the March 2013 edition of The Journal of Gambling Studies presents results from a cross-sectional study of the entire adolescent student population aged 12–19 of the island of Kos and their parents, on the relationship between their Internet gambling and respective parental practices, including aspects of psychological bonding and online security measures.


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.

  • 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: April 1, 2014

Call for Applications: MLSYA Data Access Program

As of April 1, 2013, the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults (MLSYA) Data Access Program will begin accepting applications from 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. 

Although the MLSYA was designed as a gambling study, the dataset contains a wealth of instruments that could be used to answer diverse research questions about the changing behaviours of young adults.

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