We are looking for volunteers who play slot machines to take part in research study (2 hours, on UBC campus). Visit the Participate tab or complete the online application form at www.survey.ubc.ca/s/PoP_CGR/ Read More
Dr. Clark, who led the UK’s largest study of pathological gamblers, leads the academic and operational activities of the Centre. Learn more about his research and his vision for the Centre in this Q&A. Photo: Edward Chang Read More
Welcome to the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. Our goal is to advance the understanding of gambling behaviours and create improved programs and treatments to reduce the risk of problem gambling.
Luke Clark speaking at ICPS in Vienna
Luke will be speaking this week at the International Convention of Psychological Science meeting in Vienna, in a session on Counterfactual Thinking. His talk will focus on ‘The role of counterfactual thinking in the response to gambling near-misses’ describing Yin Wu’s recent data, forthcoming in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
New paper on slot machine immersion
Spencer Murch’s latest data linking a psychological state of immersion in modern slot machines with risk of problem gambling was recently published online in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and has received widespread media coverage over the last few weeks including Vancouver Sun and CBC .This is a timely and important paper for the Centre as it […]
The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC discovers new treatments for problem gamblers
After looking at images of slot machines and roulette, problem gamblers experience increased activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when drug addicts have cravings, according to a new study out of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. The findings, published today in Translational Psychiatry, suggest that this part of […]
We are currently seeking volunteers for a number of different ongoing experiments. Each experiment involves certain eligibility criteria - for example, some studies are looking for UBC students, some are in people who play slot machines, and some are in people experiencing problems with their gambling. Read more about our
current projects and how to participate. Alternatively, you can complete this form and we will reply to you about suitable studies. Thanks for your interest in our research!