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Welcome to our new RAs!

A warm welcome to our new Research Assistants joining the lab this term. Eliscia Sinclair has been awarded a Department of Psychiatry Quinn summer studentship, to conduct a project on breaking even in gambling behaviour. And Dimitrios Avramidis has joined the lab for a Directed Studies project looking at gambling streams on Youtube and Twitch.

New Statesman article on online gambling data & tracking

Luke is interviewed in this piece in the New Statesman on how gambling websites can use behavioural tracking for harm reduction but also for marketing purposes. Some discussion of our recent paper in IGS by Stephanie Finkenwirth et al.

University of Sydney, Technology, Risk-taking and Gambling (TRG) webinar

Luke is one of the webinar discussants in Season 2 of the (highly recommended) University of Sydney TRG webinars organized by Kahlil Philander and Sally Gainsbury. This episode on ‘Cashless payments in gambling venues: what do we know and what do we need to know?’ also features Sally, Tom Swanton and Kasra Ghaharian

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference

Many thanks to the New Horizons conference team at BCLC for inviting the Centre to curate a session at the virtual conference this year. In the absence of a conventional poster session, we have moved to a data-blitz / lightning talk format featuring 6 short presentations by Gabriel Brooks, Osa Hawthorne, Fiza Arshad, Mario Ferrari, […]

PODCAST: Spencer on Jeff Does Vegas

The recently-graduated Dr Spencer Murch is interviewed about his PhD research on slot machine immersion for this detailed discussion on the Jeff Does Vegas podcast. ‘Total immersion: the psychology of slot machines’, episode 84, also available on Spotify & AppStore.

All Bets Are Off podcast

Luke was interviewed for the opening episode of Season 3 of the All Bets Are Off gambling podcast (UK), discussing online slot machine gambling and ‘slot streams’ This is an excellent podcast series and we recommend other episodes including Gambling in the Chinese Community (S3 E2) and Social Casino Games & Loot Boxes (S3 […]

CGR Newsletter Jan 2021 released

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Luke speaking at University of Hamburg

Luke is giving a virtual talk this week to the Psychology department at the University of Hamburg, on ‘Interacting effects of personal vulnerabilities and product features in gambling addiction’, invited by Timur Sevincer and Gabriele Oettingen.

Special Issue of International Gambling Studies on the Pathways Model

Luke is co-editing, with Joel Billieux (U Lausanne) and David Ledgerwood (Wayne State Uni) a Special Issue commemorating 20 years of the Pathways Model of Problem Gambling (Blaszczynski & Nower 2002) to be published in International Gambling Studies in early 2022.

Luke quoted in CBC coverage on launch of N.B. online gambling platform

The launch of a provincial online gambling platform in New Brunswick has raised a number of issues, including the impact of the pandemic on different forms of gambling, and the level of gambling on offshore online platforms. This article on CBC asked whether higher maximum bets & percentage returns on the new online slot machine games in […]