gambling

Lotteries Join Campaign Urging Adults to Give Responsibly this Holiday Season

Published: 5Dec2017

For the past ten years, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in Washington, D.C....

Professor Derevensky Interviewed on CTV News

Published: 21Dec2016

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling and High-Risk Behaviors, was interviewed by...

Gambling in Canada

Published: 13Oct2016

"One-in-four say they have family or close friends who have a gambling problem, or have one themselves." (Source: Angus Reid)

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky speaks to Canadian Press regarding youth gambling tendencies

Published: 12Jul2016

When it comes to gambling and lotteries, young people are looking for "immediate gratification", Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology,...

Loto-Québec taking bets on U.S. presidential race

Published: 25Jan2016

"Loto-Québec is now taking bets on the U.S. presidential race." (Source: CBC)

Dr. Derevensky interviewed by National Post concerning fantasy scandals

Published: 4Jan2016

In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey...

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Published: 8Dec2015

Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.  Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally,...

New York Times speaks to Dr. Derevensky regarding internet gambling, fantasy sports betting

Published: 20Oct2015

"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and...