Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Published: 1 December 2021

According to research, early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery products, increase the risk for developing gambling problems later in life.

When a city feels good, people take more risks

Published: 28 November 2018

What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research published this week in PLOS ONE suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday...

Lotteries Join Campaign Urging Adults to Give Responsibly this Holiday Season

Published: 5 December 2017

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: 21 December 2016

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...

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Published: 8 December 2015

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,...

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

Published: 25 January 2016

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

Gambling in Canada

Published: 13 October 2016

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

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