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  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of LethbridgeArts and Science, 2004-06-23)
    The present study reinvestigated the gaming revenue contributions of Ontario problem gamblers. An attempt was made to exclude out-of-province expenditures as well as revenues from non-Ontario residents. Better methods were ...
  • Stevens, Rhys M. G.; Williams, Robert J. (LibrarySchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004-07-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature examining the socio-economic impacts associated with the introduction of casino-style gambling. Search terms used for the literature review ...
  • Reed, Alyssa; Williams, Robert J.; Wall, Patricia A.; Hasselback, Paul (Canadian Public Health AssociationMedicineUniversity of Calgary, 2004-09)
    Reed et al try to answer questions with regard to waiting time for breast cancer treatment in Alberta. After conducting the study, they conclude that only 44% of women had a waiting time of 14 or less as recommended by the ...
  • Basford, Lynn; Thorpe, Karran; Williams, Robert J.; Droessler, Judith; Deshpande, Sameer; Bureau, Alexandre; Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.; Cardwell, Kelly (Submitted to the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research (ACCFCR)School of Health SciencesLibraryManagementEducationUniversity of Lethbridge, 2004-11-30)
    The review of the literature on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention was carried out by a multidisciplinary team using a Cochrane-style systematic review methodology. A key component of the review was the ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Blackwell Publishing LimitedSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociology, 2004-12)
    The legitimacy of government-sponsored gambling and its continued expansion depends in part on the impact that gambling has on society and the extent to which gambling revenue is derived from vulnerable individuals. The ...
  • Nixon, Gary; Solowoniuk, Jason; Hagen, Brad F.; Williams, Robert J. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005)
    Objective: The objective of this phenomenological qualitative study was to explore the lived experience of older adults who engage in problem or pathological gambling. Method and sample: Older adults who gambled were ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Taylor & FrancisSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1081/JA-200049327, 2005)
    The validity of self-report of substance use was examined in 367 adolescents referred for a substance use assessment between 1996 and 2000. Referrals came from a wide variety of sources, including pediatricians, the ...
  • el-Guebaly, Nady; Currie, Shawn; Hodgins, David C.; Smith, Garry J.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report submitted to the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2005-06-01)
    Blaszczynski et al. (2004) are to be complemented for recognizing the need for a globally relevant and comprehensive responsible gambling game plan. Though not yet used in any jurisdiction, the Reno Model has created ...
  • Mangham, Colin; Carney, Greg; Burnett, Sean; Williams, Robert J. (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Government of British ColumbiaSchool of Health SciencesBlue Thorn Research and Analysis Group, 2005-11)
    Casino style gambling has been expanding rapidly over the last decade in Canada. Gambling is often associated with a range of positive and negative outcomes for individuals, local communities and society and is therefore ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Royston, Jennifer; Hagen, Brad F. (SageSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F0093854805279947, 2005-12)
    A review of problem gambling in forensic populations suggests that one third of criminal offenders meet criteria for problem or pathological gambling. This is the highest rate yet found in any population. Approximately ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis (American Psychological AssociationSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer Science, 2006-03)
    The present research examined the influence of improved knowledge of odds and mathematical expectation on the gambling behavior of university students. A group of 198 Introductory Statistics students received instruction ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Connolly, Dennis; Wood, Robert T.; Nowatzki, Nadine R. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceMathematics and Computer ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006-04)
    University students from southern Alberta (n = 585) were administered a questionnaire to assess their gambling behaviour. Seventy-two percent reported gambling in the past 6 months, with the most common types being lotteries ...
  • Mangham, Colin; Carney, Greg; Burnett, Sean; Williams, Robert J. (Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Government of British ColumbiaSchool of Health SciencesBlue Thorn Research and Analysis Group, 2006-05)
    The purpose of the study is to learn what, if any, economic and social costs and benefits emerge over time from the creation and operation of these four new venues. Its intent is to inform planning processes by the ...
  • Deshpande, Sameer; Basil, Michael D.; Basford, Lynn; Thorpe, Karran; Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.; Droessler, Judith; Cardwell, Kelly; Williams, Robert J.; Bureau, Alexandre (Haworth Press, Inc.ManagementEducationSchool of Health SciencesLibraryUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1300/J026v23n02_04, 2006-11-28)
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) is one of the most preventable sources of developmental abnormalities, and has a singular cause-alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Estimates for the costs of treatment of a single ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (ElsevierArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007)
    In light of continued and rapid expansion, and in light of existing ambiguities and gaps in current knowledge, this chapter seeks to highlight the major trends and issues associated with Internet gambling today. This is ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (RoutledgeHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1080/13645570701211209, 2007-02)
    Gambling expenditure is a commonly asked question in jurisdiction-wide surveys of gambling behaviour and in surveys of household spending. However, the validity of self-reported gambling expenditure is questionable due to ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J.; Lawton, Paul K. (Centre for Addiction and Mental HealthSchool of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-06)
    At a time when land-based gambling opportunities are widely available, why might some people choose or prefer to gamble on the Internet? We investigate this question using qualitative and quantitative data collected from ...
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (SageArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F1461444807076987, 2007-06)
    Internet gambling is legal in many jurisdictions around the world, and observers predict that it is simply a matter of time before various North American governments, in Canada and the USA, take steps towards legalizing ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA.School of Health SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2007-08-31)
    This review is an attempt to comprehensively identify and synthesize the literature concerning Internet gambling.
  • Williams, Robert J.; Wood, Robert T. (University of Toronto PressHealth SciencesArts and ScienceSociologyUniversity of Lethbridgehttps://www.jstor.org/stable/30032540, 2007-09)
    The proportion of gambling revenue derived from problem gamblers is an important issue when considering the appropriateness of government-sponsored gambling. Figures obtained from prior research are tentative due to ...