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How Gambling Works


Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help


Finding Help | GameSense

If you find yourself gambling too much, or if it no longer feels like a game, there’s help if you need it.

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Amanda McCormick | 2015 Speakers

   Faculty Member, University of the           Fraser Valley

   Abbotsford, Canada

Amanda McCormick is a faculty member in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, B.C. Her research and teaching interests include addictions, at-risk and delinquent adolescents and social policy. Among her other projects, Amanda has co-directed two longitudinal studies with self-excluded participants in BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion program. Amanda is in the process of completing her PhD in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

The UBC Session

Player Behaviour and Awareness of Responsible Gambling

In an alternative format, audio recordings from focus groups of regular gamblers will be used to present the player’s perspective on responsible gambling. This will stimulate discussion on whose responsibility is responsible gambling, how much intervention should be expected or is wanted, and when and how gamblers deviate from responsible play.


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