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

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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, told the Canadian Press this week.

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, who is also the Director of the Faculty of Education's International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours, said that instant and sports games are most popular with younger people.

The article, published by Maclean's and numerous other Canadian news sources, addresses the topic of traditional lotteries' failure to appeal to millenials and younger gamblers. Dr. Derevensky has spoken previously to media regarding the recent popularity of internet gambling and sports/fantasy games. Please click here to read the article in Maclean's by Allison Jones of the Canadian Press.

[read "Lotteries struggle to attract millenial players: If Millenials never jump ino the game en masse, provinces could miss out on major windfalls," by Allison Jones, The Canadian Press, Maclean's, July 10, 2016]

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