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Research Chair on Gambling

Chaire de recherche sur l'étude du jeu

Research Chair on Gambling

Chaire de recherche sur l'étude du jeu

Research Orientations

Gambling is a multifaceted phenomenon which includes a plethora of experiences. Being a leisure activity for most, gambling is also an addictive practice for others. Geared towards prevention, our research explores gambling as a set of lifestyle behaviours. It also investigates individual and environmental risks for harmful gambling habits in the population. The study of the transactions between individuals/groups and their environments offers promising venues for understanding risks, developing prevention, and promoting sustainable social wellbeing.

The research chair projects develop along two main axis:

Axis 1. Multilevel analysis of person-environment risks and gambling lifestyles.
            This axis contributes to the study of:

• Social stratification and inequalities in gambling patterns of problems;
• Environmental risks and harmful gambling.

Axis 2. Integrative analysis of gambling behaviours in the cyberspace.
            This axis contributes to the study of:

• Internet, virtual space and games;
• Gaming, gambling and cyberdependence.

Our research projects gather multidisciplinary teams with researchers from such fields as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epidemiology and Economics.

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