Webinar: Introducing Canada's lower risk gambling guidelines

​For the last 4 years, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has led a project to produce Canada's first Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines (LRGGs). Borrowing the same collaborative, evidence-driven approach used to develop the nation's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, the LRGG initiative has produced a workable set of evidence-based quantitative limits on gambling behaviour to help people make informed decisions about their gambling.

This multi-faceted project has included collaboration with researchers in eight other countries, analysis of epidemiological data from over 60,000 gamblers, consultation with indigenous stakeholders, industry, regulators, and health care providers (through a nationally representative advisory committee), input from over 10,000 regular gamblers via a national online survey, and qualitative data obtained from focus groups and interviews.

The presentation will unveil the key outputs from the LRGG project including the lower-risk limits for frequency of gambling, expenditure, and percent of income spent on gambling, special populations for which tailored messaging is being created, preliminary knowledge translation tools to communicate the guidelines, and how the initiative will monitor the adoption of the LRGGs and update the information in response to emerging evidence and introduction of new gambling products.

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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​Learning objectives:

  • Participants will understand the rationale for developing lower risk gambling guidelines.
  • Participants will understand the multifaceted research approach taken in developing the guidelines.
  • Participants will understand the recommended guidelines for gambling frequency, expenditure and type and their limitations.

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