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.
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 […]
UBC Emotion Research Group
Luke is presenting today at the first workshop of the UBC Emotion Research Group, a collaborative venture between the Cognitive Science and Social Psychology areas of the Department, organized by Beck Todd and Jess Tracy’s labs. Luke will be speaking on ‘I got chills, they’re multiplying – somatic markers and bet size on a gambling […]
BC Gaming Industry Association
We’d like to thank the BC Gaming Industry Association for their invitation to Dr. Clark to talk at their board meeting, on the progress and future directions of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC. The discussion following the presentation honed in on a number of key points about the relationship between the science 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!