Study finds gamblers ignore important information when placing bets
People with gambling problems are less likely to consider important information that could prevent them from losing, according to new research published today from the UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research.
Dec 3, 2020
Gamblers under the influence of alcohol place higher bets after losses
When gamblers get tipsy, they tend to follow a losing spin of the roulette wheel with higher bets than sober gamblers do.
Nov 13, 2019
New funding extends impact of UBC’s Centre for Gambling Research
A renewed investment of $1.36 million over five years from the B.C. government and BCLC will allow the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to continue its research to reduce harms related to gambling.
Mar 13, 2019
Are video-game “loot boxes” gambling? The FTC will decide
Quartz mentioned Luke Clark, director at the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC, in an article about whether “loot boxes” in video games are considered gambling. Clark said that like drug […]
Nov 30, 2018
UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game
Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.
Feb 20, 2017
The surprising psychological benefits— and risks— of Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go fever has officially taken over. Nintendo’s new augmented reality smartphone game is enticing millions of players to get outside and walk around in search of characters and reportedly helping people with depression and social anxiety.
Jul 22, 2016
New centre to analyze problem gambling
Probing the psychology of gambling, helping problem gamblers and enhancing gaming policy are key goals for the new Centre for Gambling Research.
Nov 12, 2014
Opening of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
Event: The official opening of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC and tour of its “Casino lab” Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: […]
Nov 10, 2014