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Christmas may be for kids, but gambling products aren’t

Each year at this time the McGill University’s Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors and the Washington-based National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) partner to deliver a message to parents everywhere: encouraging kids to gamble is a … Continue reading

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Even low risk gamblers can benefit from responsible gambling tools

In 2012 I wrote a blog post  reporting on a panel discussion I had attended a few weeks earlier.  In it, a group of researchers was highlighting what they collectively felt was an inherent limitation with most gambling research: what … Continue reading

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What’s an RG check?

This was the question asked recently by reporter Mike Howell of the Vancouver Courier when news reports about the planned relocation of the Edgewater Casino mentioned the program in answer to concerns about the management of problem gambling. So what … Continue reading

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Recovery Day: something to celebrate on September 8

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of recovered addicts and to hear many of them tell their stories.  Whether their addictions come from drugs, alcohol or gambling, or some combination of the three, they often … Continue reading

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Who’s responsible for gambling responsibly?

I recently ran across an article by Charles Livingstone (of Australia’s Monash University) with a headline that attracted my attention: “Responsible gambling and the spectacle of the ‘problem gambler.’ ”  In the article, Livingstone expresses the view that, while governments, … Continue reading

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