Browsing Williams, Robert by Type "Technical Report"

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  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2010-03-31)
    Population prevalence surveys of gambling serve several important purposes. However, there has been some question about the accuracy of the prevalence rates obtained in these surveys. These questions concern whether ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G.; Williams, Lauren A.; Arthur, Jennifer N. (Canadian Consortium for Gambling ResearchHealth SciencesArts and ScienceLibraryUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of Adelaide, 2017)
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Volberg, Rachel A.; Williams, Robert J. (Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2011-11-14)
    Screening for problem gambling takes place in both clinical settings and in population research. Several short assessment tools for problem gambling have been developed over the past decade for use in these settings. ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Gambling CommissionHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-01-31)
    The aim of the present project is to provide the Gambling Commission and its stakeholders with advice on the feasibility and suitability of a new brief three‐item PGSI Short‐Form derived from the longer Problem Gambling ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre & The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    A random sample of 4,035 Ontario adults (18+) was administered a telephone survey regarding their gambling attitudes, motivations for gambling, gambling behaviour, and problem gambling status. The survey was conducted ...
  • 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.
  • Wood, Robert T.; Williams, Robert J. (Final Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre; Guelph, OntarioArts and ScienceSchool of Health SciencesSociologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009-01-05)
    Beginning in the early to mid-1990s, as Internet access expanded into workplaces and private residences, gamblers in Western societies were introduced to a new realm of gambling opportunities, based on the Internet. Each ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-04-30)
    The present paper has three purposes. First, to outline the value and utility of population prevalence studies of gambling. Second, to review the methodological issues specific to conducting these studies. Third, in light ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Volberg, Rachel A.; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeGemini Research, 2012-05-08)
    The primary purpose of the present research was to standardize problem gambling prevalence rates so as to facilitate comparisons between jurisdictions as well as within the same jurisdiction over time. The first step in ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2010-07-08)
    Pre-commitment is a relatively new harm minimization strategy for problem gambling. To date, its primary use has been in casino self-exclusion programs, a few Internet gambling sites, and to limit landbased EGM play in a ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreSchool of Health SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008-12-01)
    The purpose of this paper is to comprehensively review what is known about the nature and effectiveness of educational and policy initiatives to prevent problem gambling.
  • Williams, Robert J.; West, Beverly L.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term CareHealth SciencesHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012-10)
    The past 15 years has seen a considerable amount of interest and effort being put into developing strategies to prevent problem gambling. Unfortunately, the development, implementation, and evaluation of most of these ...
  • Williams, Robert J. (Alberta Gaming Research InstituteSchool of Health Sciences, 2002-12)
    The current generation of North American youth are the first to have been raised in an environment of extensive legalized and government-sanctioned gambling. Perhaps as a consequence, the prevalence of problem gambling in ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Simpson, Robert I. (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeOntario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2008-11-14)
    The purpose of the present paper is to provide guidance about promising practices in the prevention of problem gambling that derives from the comprehensive review of the evidence contained in Williams, West, & Simpson‟s ...
  • McLaughlin, Patricia; White, Nick; King, Kate; Hann, Robert G.; Williams, Robert J.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; West, Beverly L.; Flexhaug, Trevor (Ontario Problem Gambling Research CentreHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    This Front-Line Manual, written mainly by and from the perspective of the QLS front-line staff describes how they developed, tested, and put into practice the methodology to achieve their extremely high retention rate. ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Hann, Robert G.; Schopflocher, Donald Peter; West, Beverly L.; McLaughlin, Patricia; White, Nick; King, Kate; Flexhaug, Trevor (Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, 2015)
    The Quinte Longitudinal Study (QLS) is a prospective study of gambling and problem gambling conducted in the Quinte region of Ontario, Canada from 2006 to 2011. A sample of 4,121 adults, 17 and older, was recruited via ...
  • Williams, Robert J.; Rehm, Jürgen; Stevens, Rhys M. G. (Faculty of Health SciencesFaculty of Health SciencesUniversity of LethbridgeCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), 2011-03-11)
    There has been considerable debate about the best methodological and theoretical approach to analyzing the social and economic impacts of gambling, with one of the central issues being how to aggregate the social impacts ...