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:
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
|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
|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||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|
|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|