The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) is the world's first and longest-running online, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to understanding problem gambling and gaming. JGI is an open-access, indexed journal that provides a scientific forum for developments in gambling and gaming-related research, policy issues, and treatment.

The Journal of Gambling Issues, through the publication of peer-reviewed articles that focus on gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems, aims to help make sense of how problem gambling and gaming affect us all.

Published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and funded by the Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, our journal invites manuscripts submitted by researchers and clinicians, people involved in gambling as players, and family and friends of gamblers.


The JGI is now accepting manuscripts written in French. The submission process is identical for French and English manuscripts, and instructions are posted in the Submissions tab. For more information, contact our Editor-in-Chief Sherry Stewart Ph.D., or our Rédacteur en Chef Associé, Serge Sévigny Ph.D. (

Le JGI accepte désormais les manuscrits écrits en français. La procédure de soumission demeure la même en français et en anglais. Les instructions pour soumettre un manuscrit se retrouvent sous l'onglet Submissions. Si vous désirez obtenir de plus amples informations, contactez notre rédactrice en chef, Sherry Stewart Ph.D., ou notre rédacteur en chef associé, Serge Sévigny, Ph.D. (

No 36 (2017)

Table of Contents

Literature Review

Bernardo T. Chagas, Jorge F. S. Gomes

Original Article

Matthew Browne, Vijay Rawat, Nancy Greer, Erika Langham, Matthew Rockloff, Christine Hanley
Madison Stange, Dan G. Brown, Kevin Harrigan, Michael Dixon
June St Clair Buchanan, Michael L. Jones, Ken Tann
Desmond Lam, Man Mok
Renée A. St-Pierre, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Caroline E. Temcheff, Rina Gupta, Alexa Martin-Story
Claudia Venuleo, Tiziana Marinaci
Chantal Robillard, Sylvia Kairouz, Eva Monson
Jason Landon, Katie Palmer du Preez, Maria Bellringer, Max Abbott, Amanda Roberts
Roberta Boughton, Farah Jindani, Nigel E. Turner