Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

The AGRI National Study of Gambling and Problem Gambling in Canada

Session Title

Session 2-1-A: Measuring Problem Gambling Behavior — On Location

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

29-5-2019 10:25 AM

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Comprehensive national investigations of gambling have been conducted in many countries, but not Canada. The present three-year project addresses this deficit with the aid of a large multi-disciplinary, multi-university, AGRI-based team of researchers combined with co-funding from the Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research, the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse and Addiction, and Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. There are three research elements to this investigation: a national Statistics Canada Survey of 28,000 Canadians in 2018; a national two-year Online Panel cohort of 10,000 Canadians in 2018 and 2019; and Independent Corroborating Investigations in 2019 in the form of key informant interviews of major provincial stakeholders and indigenous leaders, and targeted surveys of casino patrons and problem gamblers in treatment. This presentation discusses the project’s 10 research objectives, timelines, and progress to date.

Keywords

Canada, gambling, problem gambling, etiology, prevalence

Author Bio

Dr. Robert Williams is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta, Canada and a Research Coordinator for the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. He is the Principal Investigator on the AGRI National Project.

Funding Sources

Alberta Gambling Research Institute; Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research; Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse; Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. None of the funding bodies had any involvement in any aspects of the research.

Competing Interests

No competing financial interests.

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The AGRI National Study of Gambling and Problem Gambling in Canada

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Comprehensive national investigations of gambling have been conducted in many countries, but not Canada. The present three-year project addresses this deficit with the aid of a large multi-disciplinary, multi-university, AGRI-based team of researchers combined with co-funding from the Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research, the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse and Addiction, and Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. There are three research elements to this investigation: a national Statistics Canada Survey of 28,000 Canadians in 2018; a national two-year Online Panel cohort of 10,000 Canadians in 2018 and 2019; and Independent Corroborating Investigations in 2019 in the form of key informant interviews of major provincial stakeholders and indigenous leaders, and targeted surveys of casino patrons and problem gamblers in treatment. This presentation discusses the project’s 10 research objectives, timelines, and progress to date.