2021 Durand Jacobs Award – Call for Papers

The International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University invites submissions to the 2021 Durand Jacobs Award competition, to be awarded to the best graduate student paper related to the psychology of addictive behaviors. This annual award is dedicated to Dr. Durand Jacobs’ lifelong desire to help mentor students. Published and/or publishable papers will be considered by the selection committee, comprised of an international panel of experts in the field. The recipient will receive an award plaque and their work will be featured in the Youth Gambling International newsletter. Graduate students from all related disciplines are encouraged to submit their papers by June 15, 2021.

Please submit all entries electronically in Word format to lynette.gilbeau@mcgill.ca.
If you have any questions, please direct them to:
Lynette Gilbeau by email, or telephone: (514) 398-4438.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) campaign strives to raise awareness concerning problem gambling and highlight the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.

NCPG state affiliates, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers participate in this campaign by holding conferences, airing Public Service Announcements, providing counselor training, hosting screening days, running social media campaigns and many other activities.

For more information, visit www.ncpgambling.org.

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Holiday Campaign Press Release

Posted: December 7, 2020 in News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montreal, December 1, 2020

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play
Responsible gambling holiday lottery campaign a reminder to adults

Research shows that early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery products, can be a risk factor for gambling problems later in life.

This research prompted the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to join forces in launching the Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign. Since 2002, the simple goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play during the winter holiday season.

In 2020, 100% of Canadian and U.S. lotteries, along with numerous international lotteries and non-lottery organizations, have joined the Campaign to promote responsible gambling. The Campaign is also endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors said, “the Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign is a great way to encourage responsible gambling by gifting lottery tickets responsibly only to adults.”

“The Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign educates communities that lottery tickets, the form of gambling with the broadest participation, are not child’s play,” explained NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte.

The 2020 Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign participants include:

Lottery Level 3: Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, DC Lottery, Hoosier Lottery, Illinois Lottery, Mississippi Lottery Corporation, New York State Gaming Commission – Division of the Lottery, Oregon State Lottery, Virginia Lottery.

Lottery Level 2: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Colorado Lottery, Florida Lottery , Georgia Lottery Corporation, Hrvatska Lutrija (Croatia), Iowa Lottery Authority, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Lotto New Zealand, Massachusetts State Lottery, Minnesota Lottery, Missouri Lottery, North Carolina Education Lottery, Ohio Lottery Commission, Österreichische Lotterien GmbH (Austria), Pennsylvania Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, South Dakota Lottery, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Texas Lottery Commission.

Lottery Level 1: Arizona Lottery, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, California State Lottery, Delaware Lottery, Idaho Lottery, Kansas Lottery, Loto-Québec, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries , Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, Michigan Bureau of State Lottery, Montana Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery, New Jersey Lottery, New Mexico Lottery, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Oklahoma Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming , Saskatchewan Lotteries , Sazka, South Carolina Education Lottery, Vermont Lottery, Washington’s Lottery, West Virginia Lottery, Wisconsin Lottery, Wyoming Lottery Corporation.

Non-Lottery Participants: AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission, Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators, Big Village, CCDAEC, Council on Chemical Abuse, Employee & Family Resources, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, Indiana Council on Problem Gambling, Jackpocket, Maine Council on Problem Gambling, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling, Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health , Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling, Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictions, Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling, Problem Gambling Services, Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling, Scientific Games, South Suburban Council, Substance Abuse Services Center, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Umatilla County Public Health.

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About the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors

For 25 years, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University has been at the forefront of leading-edge research aimed at identifying and understanding the critical factors related to youth gambling issues. The Centre has developed numerous award-winning prevention programs and provides consultations to government agencies around the world to develop responsible gambling initiatives.

About the National Council on Problem Gambling

NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit http://www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.

Contact:

Katherine Gombay

McGill Media Relations Office

514-398-2189 Katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca

About McGill University

Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top ranked medical doctoral university. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning two campuses, 11 faculties, 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 40,000 students, including more than 10,200 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 12,800 international students making up 31% per cent of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 19% of our students who say French is their mother tongue.

The 2020 Holiday Campaign is Here!!

Posted: October 16, 2020 in News

2020 Holiday Lottery Responsible Gaming Campaign

Each year, NCPG, NASPL and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University ask lotteries to support our responsible gaming campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season. The campaign is endorsed by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

Whether or not it is legal for minors to participate in lottery games in your area, a responsible gaming message during the holidays is always welcomed. Over the past twelve years, participation has grown tremendously. In 2018 and 2019, 100% of U.S. and Canadian lotteries supported the campaign.

Lotteries can opt to participate at one of three different levels of involvement. The higher the level of participation, the more campaign activities you are asked to commit to. Additionally,  non-lottery organizations can participate in the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gaming Campaign.

Participation in the Holiday Campaign is FREE! To join the Campaign as a participant SIGN UP HERE. Participants will have access to additional campaign resources. We encourage you to reach out to your local problem gambling advocacy group or state health agency to partner with them in this effort.

Participants must sign up by November 15, 2020 to be included in the official press release and campaign announcements. NCPG Members who participate in the Campaign are also eligible for NCPG’s Holiday Lottery Campaign Award. If you have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact lynette.gilbeau@mcgill.ca  or Andy White at NASPL (awhite@nasplhq.org).

Participation Deadline: November 15, 2020 – Sign Up Now!

 

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2020 Durand Jacobs Award – Call for Papers

The International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University invites submissions to the 2020 Durand Jacobs Award competition, to be awarded to the best graduate student paper related to the psychology of addictive behaviors. This annual award is dedicated to Dr. Durand Jacobs’ lifelong desire to help mentor students. Published and/or publishable papers will be considered by the selection committee, comprised of an international panel of experts in the field. The recipient will receive an award plaque and their work will be featured in the Youth Gambling International newsletter. Graduate students from all related disciplines are encouraged to submit their papers by April 24, 2020.

Please submit all entries electronically in Word format to lynette.gilbeau@mcgill.ca.
If you have any questions, please direct them to:
Lynette Gilbeau by email, or telephone: (514) 398-4438.

Holiday Campaign Press Release

Posted: December 10, 2019 in News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Montreal, December 10, 2019

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play
Responsible gambling holiday lottery campaign a reminder to adults

Research shows that early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery
products, can be a risk factor for gambling problems later in life. This research prompted the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to join forces in launching the Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign. Since 2002, the simple goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the risks of underage lottery play during the winter holiday season.

In 2019, 100% of Canadian and U.S. lotteries, along with numerous international
lotteries and non-lottery organizations, have joined the Campaign to promote
responsible gambling.

Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems
and High-Risk Behaviors said, “the Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign is
a great way to encourage responsible gambling by gifting lottery tickets responsibly only
to adults.”

“The Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign educates communities that
lottery tickets, the form of gambling with the broadest participation, are not child’s play,”
explained NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte.

Endorsements from the World Lottery Association (WLA), North American Association of
State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the European Lottery Association (EL),
highlight the global reach of the campaign.

The 2019 Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign participants include:

Lottery Level 3: British Columbia Lottery Corporation; Connecticut Lottery Corporation; DC Lottery; Hoosier Lottery; Illinois Lottery; New Jersey Lottery; Oregon Lottery; Virginia Lottery

Lottery Level 2: Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Commission; Austrian Lotteries; Florida Lottery; Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o.; Iowa Lottery Authority; Ireland’s National Lottery; Kansas Lottery; Kentucky Lottery Corporation; Maine Lottery; Massachusetts State Lottery; Michigan Lottery; Minnesota Lottery; Missouri Lottery; New York State Gaming Commission; North Carolina Education Lottery; Ohio Lottery; Rhode Island Lottery; Texas Lottery Commission

Lottery Level 1: Arizona Lottery; Arkansas Scholarship Lottery; Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC); Atlantic Lottery; California Lottery; Colorado Lottery; Coos Health & Wellness; Delaware Lottery; Georgia Lottery Corporation; Idaho Lottery; Loto-Québec; Lottotech Ltd (Mauritius); Louisiana Lottery Corporation; Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries; Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency; Montana Lottery; Nebraska Lottery; Nederlandse Loterij (Netherlands Lottery); New Hampshire Lottery Commission; New Mexico Lottery; North Dakota Lottery; Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation; Oklahoma Lottery; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Pennsylvania Lottery; Saskatchewan Lotteries; South Carolina Education Lottery; South Dakota Lottery; Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation; The Mississippi Lottery Corporation; Ukrainian National Lottery (UNL); Vermont Lottery; Washington’s Lottery; West Virginia Lottery; Wisconsin Lottery

Non-Lottery Participants: AdCare Educational Institute of Maine; Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC); CACY Community Action for Capable Youth; Community & Family Resources; Community Action for Capable Youth; Community and Family Resources; Indiana Council on Problem Gambling; Jackpocket; Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling; Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers; Maine Council on Problem Gambling; Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling; mkodo; Nicasa Behavioral Health Services; Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance; Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services; Problem Gambling Network of Ohio; RI Council on Problem Gambling; Rosecrance Jackson Centers; Scientific Games; Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health; SustainableGAMING; The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling; The Zepf Center; Umatilla County Public Health

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About the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors
For 25 years, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk
Behaviors at McGill University has been at the forefront of leading-edge research aimed
at identifying and understanding the critical factors related to youth gambling issues. The Centre has developed numerous award-winning prevention programs and provides
consultations to government agencies around the world to develop responsible gambling
initiatives.

Help and resources
If you are concerned about your gambling habits or those of a loved one, call Gambling:
Help and Referral at 1-800-461-0140 or go to http://www.jeu-aidereference.qc.ca/en . The
helpline is confidential, bilingual, and free. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
throughout Québec.

About the National Council on Problem Gambling
NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral
on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit http://www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.

Contact:
Katherine Gombay
McGill Media Relations Office
514-398-2189
Katherine.gombay@mcgill.ca

About McGill University
Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top ranked medical doctoral university. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning two campuses, 11 faculties, 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 40,000 students, including more than 10,200 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 12,800 international students making up 31% per cent of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 19% of our students who say French is their mother tongue.
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