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Journal ID (publisher-id): jgi
ISSN: 1910-7595
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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© 1999-2003 The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication date: May 2001
Publisher Id: jgi.2001.4.12
DOI: 10.4309/jgi.2001.4.12

Issue 4, May 2001

From the Editor

Anniversaries can be exciting, and we are elated that this fourth issue marks our first year anniversary of electronic publishing. One of our goals is to offer international coverage of gambling issues. We are glad to have articles about developments in gambling treatment and policy in Switzerland, northern Cyprus and Australia as well as from the USA and Canada.

A new section for Case Conferences begins in this issue (it's listed in the sidebar at left as Case Study). Alex Blaszczynski describes a case from his practice, a client whose severe back pain was relieved by gambling intensely and chasing his losses. Three other clinicians comment on the case and its ramifications for treatment in general, and Dr. Blaszczynski concludes with an overview of the discussion.

This issue presents some new ideas on how gambling can fit into our communities in a healthy manner. One article offers developments in the concept of a public health approach to both help assess the benefits of gambling and prevent and treat its negative effects (Feature; David Korn). Another describes how Swiss gaming policy requires that potential casino operators compete to offer better prevention, treatment and research facilities in order to win the right to run casinos (Policy; Daniela Dombrowski and colleagues). Another article takes the case of poor gaming policy and questions the ability of jurisdictions to manage gaming policy effectively by examining these issues in a centre-periphery context, that of northern Cyprus (Research; Julie Scott).

I invite readers who enjoy these articles to tell their friends about the Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling, and I ask those who would like to write to contact me. Please tell us what you think of our journal.

Phil Lange, Editor

E-mail: phil_lange@camh.net

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this journal do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


Statement of Purpose

The Electronic Journal of Gambling Issues: eGambling (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 submitted by 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, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

Reviewers

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

Alex Blaszczynski,Impulse Control Research Clinic, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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

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

William Eadington,Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, Nevada, USA

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

Jackie Ferris,Ferris Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Ladouceur, École de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

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

Vanessa López-Viets,Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Geoff Noonan, Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lisa Vig,Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota, 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, Canada

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

Design Staff

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

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

Copyeditors

Kelly Lamorie and Megan MacDonald, double space Editorial Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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