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E-GAMES Canada

Free-to-Play (F2P) games are games that combine the graphic and entertaining aspect of video games and the monetary and risk aspect of gambling. Due to advancements in technological sophistication and web connectivity, these mobile games have become the most popular entertainment activity to which Internet users devote the most time. The addictive elements of F2P games in our everyday lives therefore is an important topic of debate

Electronic Gam(bl)ing: Multinational Empirical Surveys Project (e-GAMES) is a project aimed at producing the first portrait of F2P gaming in Canada. 

Your participation in this project will help generate the first Canadian databank on F2P gaming, player experience, moderate and excessive use practices, and harms associated with these games. This project could also provide answers on current debates concerning the regulation of these games.

Information for participants 

Will the information I share be protected?

Only the researchers responsible for this project will have access to the information collected. Your personal information will be protected and will remain confidential during the data collection. The research team intends to publish the results of the study, but it will be impossible to identify any of the participants in the publication.

For any questions regarding the research project, you may contact the project coordinator:

Jean-Philippe Laforge
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5398

For any questions regarding your experience or related to ethics, you can contact the Concordia Ethics Office:

Research Ethics, Concordia University
Tel : (514) 848-2424 ext. 7481

E-GAMES Canada research team

Sylvia Kairouz, Ph.D. Chairholder, Research Chair on Gambling Studies, Full professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University
Annie-Claude Savard, Ph.D.

Associate professor, École de travail social et de criminologie, Université Laval

Name Affiliation
Francine Ferland, Ph.D. Researcher at CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale
Associate professor, School of Psychology, Université Laval
Martin French, Ph.D. Associate professor, Department of sociology and anthropology, Concordia University
Eva Monson, Ph.D. Assistant professeur, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université Sherbrooke
David Nieborg, Ph.D. Assistant professor, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough
Jennifer Reynolds, Ph.D. Postdoctorate, Concordia University

Romain Bach Groupement Romand d'Études des Additions (Switzerland)
Jean-Michel Costes Observatoire des Jeux (France)
Ingo Fiedler, Ph.D. Universität Hamburg (Germany)

Bernadeta Lelonek-Kulet, Ph.D.

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Poland 
Adele Minutillo, Ph.D. Isituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma

Samantha Thomas, Ph.D.

Deakin University (Australia)

For more information or help

Province Website Helpline 
Alberta  GameSense Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Helpline:           1-866-332-2322    
British Columbia British Columbia Responsible & Problem Gambling Program Gambling Support Line:     1-888-795-6111      
Manitoba Addictions Foundation Manitoba 24-Hour Problem Gambling Helpline:           1-800-463-1554
New Brunswick 

New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness

Gambling Information Line:   1-800-461-1234
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland Mental Health and Addictions Division The Gambling Helpline:           1-888-899-4357
Nova Scotia  Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness Gambling Support Network Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line:       1-888-347-8888
Ontario Gambling Therapy

ConnexOntario:   1-888-230-3505

Prince Edward Island PEI Gambling Addiction Services PEI Gambling Support Line:     1-855-255-4255
Québec Gambling: Help and Referral Gambling: Help and Referral:     1-800-461-0140
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Help Line:                 1-800-306-6789

E-GAMES Canada funding: 

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