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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

Study examining online gambling

With almost 90% of households connected to the internet and more than half the population using smartphones, it is now, more than ever, possible for millions of Quebecers to participate in online gambling activities. Online gambling involves new public health challenges, since online gamblers are more at risk of developing problematic behaviour than traditional players. Classic prevention strategies have become out of date in an online gambling universe. There is an urgent need to develop online prevention tools that are able to support gamblers at risk of developing problematic behaviours. 

Through the combined analyses of big data from Loto-Québec’s website and data from an online survey administered to Loto-Québec’s website users this project will identify behavioural patterns associated with problematic online gambling. The overall goal of the project is to create tools that can help identify risky practices in real time, thereby enabling operators to direct intervention services to players when they need them.

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