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UBC Trek magazine (alumni magazine) – Pokemon Go

The Surprising Psychological Benefits and Risks of Pokémon Go more

UBC press release on Pokemon Go

The surprising psychological benefits— and risks— of Pokémon Go more

Seen our advert in the newspaper? Find out about our new slot machine study here

We are looking for volunteers who play slot machines to take part in research study (2 hours, on UBC campus). Please visit the Participate tab or complete the online application form at www.survey.ubc.ca/s/PoP_CGR/

Congratulations Spencer and Steph for CGR’s first Masters theses!

Spencer Murch and Steph Chu have both successfully defended their Masters theses over the past week, and Spencer and Steph were the two first graduate students working in the Centre for Gambling Research, starting in Sept 2014. Spencer’s thesis was entitled “Pay as you flow? Measuring the slot machine zone with attentional dual tasks”, and […]

“Why we love reading about lottery winners” CBC

Why we love reading about lottery winners, even unhappy ones ‘It invites us to indulge in the fantasy of what it would be like to win,’ psychology prof more

Seen our newspaper ad? Find out about our slot machine study here

Seen our newspaper ad? Find out about our slot machine study here

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/

Seen our newspaper ad?

Seen our newspaper ad?

Participants needed for a gambling study on decision-making and slot machine play (October 2017 – ) Researchers from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC are looking for volunteers who are regular gamblers to take part in a study investigating styles of play in regular slots gamblers. The study involves a single afternoon session at […]

Gambling in the Movies: Mississippi Grind

Gambling in the Movies: Mississippi Grind

“Gerry, it don’t get any better than this.” One of the reviews for our latest choice for Gambling in the Movies, from Melbourne radio station 3AW, said that “all good films about gambling are, in essence, anti-gambling films.” Based on the diverse collection of films we’ve reviewed until now in this series, I’m inclined to […]

UNLV International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, June 2016

Eve, Spencer and Luke will all be in Las Vegas for the biggest of the international gambling conferences next week. Spencer Murch is giving a talk on “The Cost of Getting Lost: Measuring the Slot Machine ‘Zone’ with Attentional Dual Tasks” and Eve Limbrick-Oldfield is giving a talk on “Neural Substrates of Cue Reactivity and […]

Welcome Kent MacDonald, visiting summer student from UVic

Kent is a final year BSc student at UVic in the combined program of Psychology and Computer Science. We’re putting his coding skills to good use improving the event marking from the slot machines in our Casino Lab, and Kent is also running a project looking at strategic decision-making in slot machine players.