The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) Newsletter

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Impulsivity influences betting under stress in laboratory gambling

This study tested whether impulsivity traits and acute stress differentially influence the way in which a prior feedback is incorporated into further decisions involving ambiguity. Sixty college students (50% male; aged 18-25 years) were randomly assigned to a stress versus a non-stress condition before completing a laboratory gambling task. The results revealed that independently of the stress condition, subjects behaved as if the odds of winning increase after a single loss. Additionally, stress effects varied as a function of impulsivity traits.


Call for Proposals: Manitoba Gambling Research Program


The Manitoba Gambling Research Program is accepting applications for funding for the following:

  • Conference grant applications (up to $2,000) year-round from Manitoba researchers and students.


Call for Proposals: NCRG Research Grants


The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) has announced the following research grants for the study of gambling disorder in 2017.

  • Travel Grants ($1,500) - ongoing

DEADLINE: September 17, 2017

Call for Abstracts: International Gambling Conference


The biennial International Gambling Conference has opened its call for abstracts. The programme will include papers, workshops and posters addressing various aspects of the theme: Flipping the iceberg on gambling harm, mental health and co-existing issues.

The conference will take place February 12-14 in Auckland, New Zealand.


Call for Applications: U of Sydney Gambling Treatment Clinic and RG Research Group


The University of Sydney Gambling Treatment Clinic (GTC) and Responsible Gambling Research Group accepts applications for student Internships for early career researchers on a rolling basis.

The GTC provides treatment for gamblers and family members and the research group conducts world leading research to inform the understanding of gambling and minimise gambling-related harms.