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2016 Conference Agenda

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling welcomed another fantastic line of up speakers to the 2016 Conference. This year’s diverse and thought-provoking speaker series included keynote speakers Tom Moseman from Envirosell Inc. and Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Carl Hart .

Themes and topics for the 2016 Conference included:

  • eSport and the convergence of gaming and gambling 
  • Financial literacy and informed choice for lottery players
  • New responsible gambling tools and technology and whether they are effective
  • Win limits

2016 Agenda At A Glance


TIME LOCATION DETAILS
Monday, February 1, 2016
4:00 – 7:00pm Level 2 Foyer Registration and Guest Services Open
5:00 – 7:30pm Level 3 Foyer Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Edgewater Casino & Scientific Games
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
8:00 – 5:00pm Level 2 Foyer Registration and Guest Services Open
8:00 – 9:00am Level 3 Foyer Breakfast
Sponsored by Konami Gaming
9:00 – 9:15am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Welcome and Introduction
9:15 – 10:20am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Retailing GameSense: Innovation that brings retailing best practices to improve responsible gaming outreach
Tom Moseman, Envirosell
10:20 – 10:50am Level 3 Foyer Refreshment Break
Sponsored by IGT
10:55 – 12:00pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 SESSION 2A 
What the public thinks (and why it matters)

Don Feeney, Minnesota Lottery
Keith Whyte, National Council of Problem Gambling
SESSION 2B 
Marketing pre-commitment tools: an Ontario case study

Michael Hearne, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)
Paul Pellizzari, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)
12:10 – 1:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Plated Lunch
Sponsored by Canadian Gaming Association
1:05 – 2:10pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 PLENARY 
20 Years of responsible gambling: What I think I’ve learned 

Dr. Jon Kelly, Responsible Gambling Council Interviewed by: Dr. Bo Bernhard, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
2:20 – 3:25pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 SESSION 3A 
Measuring the effectiveness of responsible gambling strategy: Introducing the Positive Play Index (PPI)

Dr. Richard Wood, GameRes
SESSION 3B 
Can ‘BlackBox’ responsible gambling algorithms be understood by users?

Christian Percy, BetBuddy
3:30 – 4:00pm Level 2 Foyer Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
4:05 – 5:10pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 SESSION 4A - JOINT SESSION 
eSports – The rise of competitive video gaming

Dr. Brett Abarbanel, University of California, Los Angeles

The convergence of gaming and gambling

Dr. Ingo Fiedler, University of Hamburg
SESSION 4B - JOINT SESSION 
The informed player opportunity

Laura Moore, United Kingdom Gaming Commission

Financial literacy for lottery players – Indiana case study

Katie Carlson , Hoosier Lottery
5:15 – 7:30pm Level 3 Foyer Networking Reception
Sponsored by Gateway Casinos
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:00 – 9:00am Level 3 Foyer Breakfast
Sponsored by Konami Gaming
9:00 – 9:15am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Opening remarks:
John Mazure, Assistant Deputy Minister, B.C. Gaming Policy and Enforcement

Welcome address and keynote introduction:
Hon. Terry Lake, B.C. Health Minister
9:15 – 10:20am Level 3, MR 301 - 305 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
Lessons from other addictions
Dr. Carl Hart, Columbia University
10:20 – 10:55am Level 2 Foyer Poster Session and Refreshment Break
Sponsored by IGT
11:00 – 12:10pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221/22 SESSION 6A - PANEL 
Exploring public health perspectives on gambling

Dr. Katherine Spilde, San Diego State University
Keith Whyte, National Council of Problem Gambling
Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Vancouver Coastal Health
Dr. Debi La Plante, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School
Moderated by: Dr. Gerald Thomas, Ministry of Health

Sponsored by Gaming Laboratories International
SESSION 6B - JOINT SESSION 
Raising the stakes

Dr. David Forrest, University of Liverpool

Should “Win limits” become a part of responsible gambling?
Dr. Douglas Walker, College of Charleston
12:15 – 1:15pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Buffet Lunch
Sponsored by Canadian Gaming Association

Poster Award Presentation (1:00pm)
1:20 – 2:25pm Level 2, MR 220 & 221 SESSION 7A - PANEL 
Making responsible gambling work within the Industry

Tammi Barlow, IGT
Yasmine Roulleau de La Roussière, Edgewater
Mark Vander Linden, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Moderated by: Paul Smith, SustainableGAMING

Sponsored by BetBuddy
SESSION 7B 
Findings on the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) voluntary self-exclusion program

Dr. Irwin Cohen, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Amanda McCormick, University of the Fraser Valley
2:30 – 2:45pm Level 3 Foyer Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Treasure Cove Casino
2:50 – 4:00pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 UBC SESSION
Cognitive distortions and responsible gambling messaging
Dr. Luke Clark, University of British Columbia
Dr. Catharine Winstanley, University of British Columbia
Eve Limbrick-Oldfield, University of British Columbia
Nick Richards, Will Creative Inc.
4:00 – 4:15pm Level 3, MR 301 - 305 Wrap up