The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) is the world's first and longest-running online, academic journal dedicated to understanding problem gambling and gaming.  The journal provides a scientific forum for developments in research, policy issues, and treatments. 

The JGI is open-access, peer-reviewed and indexed/abstracted.  

The JGI is published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 

Journal ISSN (electronic): 1910-7595

Publishing Schedule and Fees: Issues are published triannually, although manuscripts are made publicly available as soon as they have been accepted/typeset on the JGI Online First platform.  JGI does not charge any review or publication fees and is fully open access.

Announcements: JGI is now part of the Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index

The JGI accepts 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 40 (2018)

Table of Contents

Original Article

Frédéric Ouellet, Balthazar Queloz
Suzanne Lischer, Juerg Schwarz
Megan E Wall, Cassandra R Durand, Hana Machover, Rachel Arnold, Haley A Miles-McLean, Wendy Potts, Loreen Rugle, Christopher Welsh, Seth Himelhoch
Stephanie Bramley, Nicola Dibben, Richard Rowe

Policy Paper

Irwin Lipnowski, Austin McWhirter


Hardwired for Risk: The Clinical Utility of Exploring Evolutionary Aspects of Gambling
John Paulson