Past Discovery Webinars


Gambling During COVID-19 in Ontario: 3-Wave Longitudinal Results

June 28th, 2021

In May 2020, RGC initiated the first of three waves of a longitudinal study to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on gambling behaviours and attitudes. Please join Dr. Alex Price and Dr. Sasha Stark, Senior Researchers with RGC’s Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices, as they share insights from this study and what the implications are for communities and the industry as we move forward.

The evidence presented in this research spans from April 2020 to December 2020, during emergency COVID-19 measures instituted in Ontario and reveals insights in areas such as:

  • Increased online gambling and risky behaviours
  • Gambling while intoxicated
  • Gambling and mental health (such as depression and anxiety)
  • Gender, age and ethnocultural segmentation

Speakers: 

Sasha Stark, PhD, Senior Researcher, RGC
Alex Price, PhD, Senior Researcher, RGC
Moderated by: Janine Robinson, M.Ed., Director of CABP, RGC

 


Young People in the UK: Understanding the Risks of Lottery Participation and Impacts of COVID-19

February 11th 2021

Sponsored by GREO

 

In the UK, 16-24 year-olds consistently have one of the highest rates of problem gambling among adults. Dr. Sasha Stark and Dr. Heather Wardle have recently conducted studies to examine the intricacies of gambling among this age group.

This webinar shared insights on how lottery participation is related to gambling problems among young people in Great Britain, and how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the gambling behaviours and problems of young people in the UK.

Speakers:

Dr. Sasha Stark, Senior Researcher, RGC
Dr. Heather Wardle, Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Reader, University of Glasgow
Moderated by: Janine Robinson, Director, CABP & RG Plus


Refresh, Rethink. Hot topics for RG Check.

November 26, 2020

Sponsored by OLG

RG Check has long been used as a validation tool by operators around the globe to measure the efficacy of their RG programming. In 2021 RGC will launch an update to the standards and accreditation after an extensive review of research and best practice.

In this webinar, Tracy Parker, Director of RG Check and Judith Glynn, M.Sc., President, PRET Solutions, and Christine Rhodes, Associate Partner, Sustainability Services, EY engage you in a discussion on the evolving role of standards and how they further responsible gambling goals.

Speakers:

Tracy Parker, Director of RG Check 
Judith Glynn, M.Sc., President, PRET Solutions
Moderated by: Christine Rhodes, Associate Partner, Sustainability Services, EY


The Next Normal: Improved Safeguards for Online Gambling

Oct 1, 2020

Sponsored by OLG

In an era of rapidly expanding online gambling, new, forward-thinking solutions are needed to minimize harms and help gamblers manage their play.

This webinar will support regulators and operators with the information they need to integrate emerging practices related to self-exclusion, player tracking, and individualized player messaging in online gambling. In this session, we will discuss how to implement these industry-leading tools, and explore how to evaluate and articulate the impact they can have on player health and the industry’s bottom line.

Speakers:

Dr. Michael Auer, Managing Director, Neccton
Melissa Etherington , Partnerships & Business Development, Gamban
Moderated by: Janine Robinson, RGC

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Returning to Casino/Land-based Gaming:
What Operators Need to Know.

May 28th, 2020

Sponsored by OLG

Many land-based gambling venues have closed due to COVID-19. This session will explore the potential impact to players and their behaviour and what on-site resource centres (RGIC’s) can do to support players and staff once they return to the venues.

Speakers:

Lorelle Muller Lumsden, Director, PlaySmart Centres
Janine Robinson, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices
Happie Poonian, Regional Team Lead Player Health – BCLC

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Online Gambling in Unprecedented Times: Risks and RG Strategies

May 13th, 2020

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted online gambling behaviours and risk? This session shares what operators can do now to strengthen safeguards in this era of heightened risk and how evidence-informed programming can support players and operators now and over the long term.

Viewers will learn:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting online gambling behaviours and risks
  • What operators can do now to minimize risks for their customers
  • How evidence-informed programming can support players and operators now and over the long term

Speakers:

Janine Robinson, Director, Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices
Dr. Sasha Stark, Senior Researcher, RGC

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