Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work?

Jun 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Do programs to curb problem gambling in Ontario, Canada work?

To help make that determination, two members of Carleton University’s Department of Psychology, have received more than $650,000 in funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (OMHLTC) to investigate programs aimed at the prevention of problem gambling.

The project, entitled Preventing Problem Gambling in Ontario: Building the Evidence Base for Cultivating Responsible Gambling Knowledge and Habits, will study the attitudes, knowledge of availability, and behaviors related to responsible gambling initiatives in Ontario.

This research project will focus on gamblers exposed to a new responsible gambling initiative called My PlaySmart, provided to Ontarians by Ontario Lottery and Gaming. The researchers will identify the best practices for the development of an effective responsible gambling program that meets the needs of Ontarians.

Carleton University is a comprehensive university located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.