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Journal ID (publisher-id): jgi
ISSN: 1910-7595
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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© 1999-2001 The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication date: August 2000
Publisher Id: jgi.2000.2.6
DOI: 10.4309/jgi.2000.2.6

Intro

From the Editor

The second issue of the Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues (EJGI) offers new insights into a range of gambling topics. The Feature article describes why gambling becomes a problem for some youth, the Research article uncovers the mysteries of randomness and how we often misunderstand it, and the Clinic article explains how attention-deficit hyperactive disorder can be involved in problem gambling. The First Person Accounts section presents a lively rant on e-trading as gambling and the Review section features an informative video on problem gambling. Please check the Letter to the Editor and the Calendar. If you missed the first issue you can access it through the Archive. We hope you find this issue interesting and that you tell your friends and colleagues about EJGI.

If you would like to receive a live-link to each future issue of the EJGI, please go to the bottom of any article and click on “Subscribe to our automated announcement list.” You'll receive an email message with a live link to every new issue.

At this early stage in the life of the EJGI, it seems like the right time to thank everyone who helped begin this e-journal. Geoff Noonan, now with the Canadian Foundation for Compulsive Gambling (Ontario), was a strong presence in the beginning and so were Andrew Johnson, Nina Littman-Sharp, Robert Murray, Wayne Skinner, Tony Toneatto and Nigel Turner. We thank Mara Korkola and Alan Tang for their expertise in creating an attractive and smooth functioning Web site.

We're excited about these first few issues – and we're still growing. We'd appreciate your feedback on what you would like to read. We're also pleased to include our first official link to a related Web site - the Youth Gambling Research & Treatment Clinic (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) at http://www.education.mcgill.ca/gambling: Here you'll find useful information, a self-quiz, treatment and research updates and FAQs. Our plan is to create an entire section for useful and relevant links in the very near future.

Phil Lange


Statement of Purpose

The Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues (EJGI) offers an Internet-based forum for developments in gambling-related research, policy and treatment as well as personal accounts about gambling and gambling behaviour. Through publishing peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems, it is our aim is to help make sense of how gambling affects us all.

The EJGI is published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is fully funded by the Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We welcome manuscripts from researchers and clinicians, people involved in gambling as players, and family and friends of gamblers.

Editor

Phil Lange

Editorial Board

Andrew Johnson,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Nina Littman-Sharp,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Robert Murray,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Wayne Skinner,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Tony Toneatto,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Nigel Turner,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Reviewers

Peter Adams,Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL

Alex BlaszczynskiImpulse Control Research Clinic, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, AUS

Gerry Cooper,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sudbury, Ontario, CAN

Jeff Derevensky,Youth Gambling Research & Treatment Clinic, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CAN

Pat Erickson,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Jackie Ferris,Ferris Research, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Ron Frisch,Problem Gambling Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Ontario, CAN

Rina Gupta,Youth Gambling Research & Treatment Clinic, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, CAN

Len Henrickson,Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, CAN

Roger Horbay,Game Planit Interactive Corp., Toronto, Ontario, CAN

David Korn,Dept. of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Igor Kusyszyn,Dept. of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Robert Ladouceur,École de Psychologie, Université Laval, Laval, Quebec, CAN

Samuel Law,Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Geoff Noonan,Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling (Ontario), Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Alan Ogborne,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

María Prieto,Dept. of Psychological Intervention, University P. Comillas, Madrid, ESP

Robin Room,Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, SWE

Lisa Root,The Niagara Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service, St. Catherines, Ontario, CAN

Randy Stinchfield,University of Minnesota Medical School, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

William Thompson,Department of Public Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

Rachel Volberg,Gemini Research, Ltd., Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Keith Whyte,National Council on Problem Gambling, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Harold Wynne,Wynne Resources Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, CAN

Martin Zack,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Design Staff

Graphic Designer:Mara Korkola,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

HTML Markup:Alan Tang, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Copyeditors

Kelly LamorieandMegan MacDonald,double space Editorial Services, Toronto, Ontario, CAN



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