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Registration for Discovery 2018 is open. Be sure to order your tickets now and take advantage of the early bird pricing – only $650 until March 16th.  The Discovery conference will be filled with insightful sessions you won’t want to miss. Sessions like “A game or a gamble? You decide” where we will discuss the difference between gaming and gambling and what the implications are for each.  Or, the “ABCs of VLTs” where we uncover the unique challenges VLTs bring to RG.  To see the full lineup of sessions click here.



Volunteer Not-for-Profit Board Position(s) available at the Responsible Gambling Council


The Responsible Gambling Council is seeking leaders who have knowledge and experience in good governance, strategic development, risk management, and building a high-performance culture and brand. RGC believes it is vital for our Boards to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. We are committed to equity and the full range of diversity - age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability and socio-economic status.


The RGC is recruiting Directors for the following for the 2018-2019 governance year who are committed to helping RGC to successfully achieve its vision and strategy:
  • 2 Directors for the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada (RGCC) Board
  • 2 Directors for the Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario) (RGCO) Board

The Board Recruitment Ad can be found here: Board of Directors - Appointment Opportunities Job Description
The deadline for applications is February 20, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Youkanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Differential Effects of Formal and Informal Gambling on Symptoms of Problem Gambling During Voluntary Self-Exclusion

Voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) programs enable problem gamblers to engage in a break from casino-based gambling. The current study analyzed the effects of a VSE program in British Columbia, Canada on problem gambling symptoms and the comparative reductions in problem gambling symptoms when participants abstained from gambling, continued to participate in non-casino based gambling, or attempted to violate their exclusion contract. The results imply that some gamblers can successfully engage in non-casino based forms of gambling and still experience reductions in symptoms of problem gambling. Future analyses will explore characteristics associated with group membership that may help to identify which participants can successfully engage in non-casino based gambling without re-triggering symptoms of problem gambling.

DEADLINE: February 16th, 2018

Call for Posters: Discovery 2018

Do you have new research to share with your colleagues? Don't miss the opportunity to contribute to the Responsible Gambling Council's Discovery 2018 conference.


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


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.

DEADLINE: January 19, 2018

Call for Conference Poster Session: Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Poster presentation sessions will be held during the Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s 17th Annual Conference (April 12 - 14, 2018 at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada). Researchers should email a 150-200 word abstract to Dr. Robert Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Abstracts should include: title of research, names of author(s) with the presenting author underlined, author affiliation, and contact information. The submission can address any area of gambling research. A best poster award will be adjudicated and presented during the closing session.

Decision notifications will be sent by Friday, February 2, 2018. All presenters must register for the conference.

Note: Maximum poster dimensions = 6 feet (wide) x 4 feet (high).