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NEW PAPER: Alcohol consumption and slot machine gambling

New paper by Juliette Tobias-Webb in Journal of Gambling Studies looks at alcohol consumption after slot machine gambling: 30 mins of gambling (compared to a TV watching control group) showed increased ad libitum alcohol intake. Curiously, the effect did not transfer to a beer ‘taste test’ procedure in a second experiment in the paper. This […]

Luke speaking on CFAX about online gambling and self-exclusion

Radio interview with Luke Clark on CFAX 1070 (Victoria) about the links between problem gambling and online gambling, and resources for gamblers seeking help.

Eve speaking at Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling annual conference

Eve Limbrick-Oldfield is giving a keynote at the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling annual conference in Boston this week (Tuesday 20 April) on ‘The Gambling Brain’ including our latest data on brain imaging of the reward system in the siblings of people with Gambling Disorder.

New CIHR Project Grant with Winstanley Lab

New CIHR Project Grant with Winstanley Lab

We were honoured to welcome MP Gordie Hogg to CGR this week to discuss our CIHR project grant awarded in January. The new project, led by Prof Catharine Winstanley and in collaboration with Mariya Cherkasova, Jon Stoessl, Vesna Sossi and Doris Doudet at the Djavid Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, will look at the effects […]

New Horizons conference 2018

New Horizons conference 2018

Most of the Centre have been at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver this past week. Spencer was presenting new data from his study looking at eye tracking as a measure of immersion in slot machine gambling, in a session also featuring Dr Stephane Bouchard (University of Quebec), who is the leading […]

New Horizons 2018 poster session…

New Horizons 2018 poster session…

A lot of breaking data from CGR trainees at this year’s poster session… Gabe Brooks presenting his work on ‘Schizotypal personality: a risk factor for problematic gambling?’               Mario Ferrari was showing data on ‘Slot machine gambling and testosterone: evidence for a ‘Winner-Loser’ effect?’           […]

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Brain Buzz podcast

Brain Buzz podcast

Listen to our very own Mario Ferrari and Gabe Brooks, PhD students at the Centre, talking about gambling research and how they became interested in psychology and graduate research, in a new UBC Psychology podcast called Brain Buzz, available here and itunes store. We were flattered to have the Centre featured in the first research episode.

Take part! Cognitive function in people with gambling problems

Take part! Cognitive function in people with gambling problems

The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC is currently looking to recruit people experiencing gambling problems, who live in the greater Vancouver area, for the first research of its kind in British Columbia. The study involves a single 3-4 hour session at the Vancouver General Hospital’s Eye Care Centre (10th and Willow st.). The session […]