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Prevalence of Problem and Pathological Gambling in Ontario Using the South Oaks Gambling Screen

Insight Canada Research | Aug 1, 1993

This is the first prevalence study of problem and pathological gambling to be done in Ontario. The following attitudes and behaviors were assessed:

  • gaming preferences
  • gaming participation, and amounts wagered
  • average win/losses of single day betting
  • Ontarians’ gaming activities outside of the province
  • reasons for betting
  • profile of Ontarians who are "problem" gamblers and "probable" pathological gamblers
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