Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Liability Risks for Excessive Gambling Behaviour


This webinar will provide an overview of casinos’ potential liability in negligence for contributing to the risk of excessive gambling, with comparisons to the well-established liability of licensed alcohol providers.

Risk factors include game design, loyalty programs, and an absence of harm-limiting mechanisms.

Webinar: Gambling and Public Health in Ontario


Gambling is related to many public health outcomes.

In this webinar, Dr Elton-Marshall will provide recent findings from several studies exploring the extent to which gambling relates to behavioural addictions, substance use, bullying, and physical activity among adolescents in Ontario.

The Etymology and Early History of ‘Addiction’

Richard J. Rosenthal & Suzanne Faris (2019): The etymology and early history of ‘addiction’, Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2018.1543412
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Contemporary usage of addiction is contradictory and confusing; the term is highly stigmatizing but popularly used to describe almost any strong desire, passion or pursuit. Does current usage involve a recent corruption of the term or is there a history of conflicting meanings? 

The Relationships Between Stimulant Use and Gambling Among Adolescents

Richard, Jérémie, Marc N. Potenza, William Ivoska, and Jeffrey Derevensky. "The Stimulating Nature of Gambling Behaviors: Relationships Between Stimulant Use and Gambling Among Adolescents." Journal of gambling studies (2018): 1-16.
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Adolescence is a period of time where young people are more likely to seek independence and novel experiences, experiment with their expression and identity and have less regard for risk. Given the natural surge in sensation-seeking behaviours, gambling and stimulant use may increase these effects and have potentially negative consequences to a young person's wellbeing and development. 

Webinar: Gambling Co-Morbidity with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders


This webinar will examine the frequent co-occurrence of gambling disorders and other substance use and mental health disorders. It will look at the correlation between gambling and other disorders from the perspective of individuals presenting for treatment for gambling disorders and individuals presenting for treatment of substance use or mental health disorders.

Gambling Activates the Same Brain Pathways as Substance Addiction, New Study Finds

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Problem gambling in the UK is reported to affect around 590,000 people.

The condition can be treated via a range of approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy and medication.

Published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, a new study carried out by researchers from Imperial College London has found that gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings.

New Publication: EMCDDA’s Prevention of Addictive Behaviours

Published by
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
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An updated version of the publication Prevention of Substance Abuse by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is now available in English. Global in scope, it provides an up-to-date review of prevention science and, in its considerations, covers drug abuse – including alcohol and tobacco – as well as behavioural addictions, notably gambling.