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The Centre for Gambling Research at UBC was established in 2014 to advance the understanding of the psychology of gambling, in order to reduce the harms associated with problem gambling, and improve evidence-based gambling policy. The Centre studies psychological, clinical and neuroscience aspects of gambling, and provides teaching and research training related to the aims of the Centre.

Established with funding from the B.C. Government and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) that was renewed for a second term in 2018, the Centre operates with complete academic independence from BCLC, the government and the gambling industry. For further information about the funding arrangements for the Centre for Gambling Research, there is a commentary article here (Clark 2015, International Gambling Studies).

The Centre is a focal point for research activities and collaborations related to gambling in British Columbia. We collaborate with researchers in the UBC departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, and the Centre for Brain Health, and the Centre is an active participant in federally funded projects by NSERC, CIHR and CFI.

Watch a video about the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.