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NEW PAPER CMHA BC ‘Visions’ special issue on gambling

Luke has a paper in the new issue of Visions, the Journal of the BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association, in an important and well-timed Special Issue on ‘Problem Gambling and Video Gaming’ which also features articles from Andre Serzisko, Cam Adair and Angela Voght. Clark L. Betting on the Brain: Slot machines, […]

Welcome to our new Research Assistants!!

Summer term is going to be a busy period at CGR, as we welcome 5 new research assistants to a number of experiments that are getting underway. Samara Al-Omaishi (UBC Biology) and Balreet Dhatt (COGS 402) are working on the effects of sensory feedback on slot machine gambling. Ian Chen (COGS 402) is working on […]

Eve speaking about ‘pain of paying’ and cashless casinos at Discovery 2019

Eve Limbrick-Oldfield is talking this week at the Gambling Discovery 2019 conference in Toronto, organized by the Responsible Gambling Council, in a session on ‘No Cash Required: The Risks and Benefits of New Payment Technology in Casinos’. Fantastic conference program here. 

NEW PAPER: Use of video-game ‘loot boxes’ and associations with problem gambling

Congratulations to Gabriel Brooks, for his first CGR publication in Addictive Behaviors, looking at the links between video game loot box engagement in adult gamers, & problem gambling and gambling-related cognitive distortions. The link to the UBC press release is here, and Gabe’s interview on the Global BC breakfast news is here. The original paper […]

Zoha Janjua presenting at PURC

Zoha is flying the CGR flag at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference this week, with a poster on her project with Mario Ferrari ‘Impulsivity and Behavioural Markers of Practice in Novice Slot Machine Players’.

Gabe Brooks’ loot boxes research in Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun ⁩ article on this week’s New Horizons gambling conference features CGR’s Gabriel Brooks’ new data on video game loot boxes & overlap with gambling problems, which he presented in the New Investigators symposium at the conference⁩.

CGR Funding Renewal Announcement!

Major announcement by the Honourable David Eby at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference this morning: the BC Government and British Columbia Lottery Corporation have renewed the funding for Centre for Gambling Research, for a second 5 year term worth $1.36m. We are grateful for this sustained commitment to research on gambling behaviour aiming […]

New Horizons 2019!

CGR are looking forward to this year’s New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference in Vancouver, and we’re presenting a lot of new data… Gabriel Brooks will be speaking in a session on New Investigators on ‘The gamblification of video games: An overview of ‘Loot Boxes’ and their links with disordered gambling’. Dr Mariya Cherkasova (UBC […]

INTERVIEW WealthSimple

Luke is interviewed by the online finance magazine WealthSimple in a piece called ‘Why Our Brains Like Gambling’

NEW PAPER: Interoception and Heart Rate Variability in Gambling Disorder

Congrats to Dawn Kennedy, who has led on this first CGR publication on people with gambling problems recruited and tested in Vancouver (n = 50, half have slot machines as their problematic form). Please take a look if you’re interested in the role of physiological arousal and excitement in gambling. Rather than measuring arousal (as […]