Completed Conference Program 2017

 

Conference Program

Alberta Gambling Research Institute’s 16th Annual Conference


April 6 - 8, 2017,
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
Max Bell Building Auditorium
(unless indicated otherwise)

This program is approved by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board

Printable Conference Program
Conference Speaker Bios and Presentation Topics
Conference 2017 Poster Presentations

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00-8:00 pm Registration (Location: Max Bell Foyer)

7:00-9:00 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION (Location: Max Bell Foyer)

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Friday, April 7, 2017
(Location:  Max Bell Auditorium)

7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST (Location: Vistas Dining Room)
7:00-9:00 am Registration (Location: Max Bell Foyer)
8:30-9:00 am Welcome / Conference Opening Remarks (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)

Mr. Jim Olver, Director of Guest Services, The Banff Centre

Dr. Seamus O’Shea, AGRI Board Chair

Ms. Michelle Hynes-Dawson, Director of Corporate Responsibility & Reputation, Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

Dr. Garry Smith, AGRI Conference Chair


Morning Theme: Gambling Regulatory Considerations (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)
Morning Moderator: Dr. Rob Williams

9:00-9:40 am
Session 1
Gaming Regulation around the World: Best Practices for Ethical and Socially Responsible Regulation Mr. André Wilsenach, International Center for Gaming Regulation, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
9:40-10:20 am
Session 2
Beyond the Code: The Ordinary Ethics of Good Gambling Prof. Rebecca Cassidy, Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
10:20-10:35 am NUTRITION BREAK (Location: Max Bell Foyer)
10:35-11:15 am 
Session 3
Electronic Gaming Machine Expenditure and Problem Gambling: Investigating the Relationships for Individuals, Gambling Venues, and Jurisdictions Mr. Francis Markham, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University
11:15-11:55 am
Session 4
Policing the Pits: Studying Corporate Gaming Violations from a Criminological Perspective Dr. Melissa Rorie, Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
11:55-1:15 pm LUNCH (Location: Vistas Dining Room)

Afternoon Theme: Responsible Gambling Issues (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)
Afternoon Moderator: Dr. David Hodgins

1:15-1:55 pm 
Session 5
Loyalty Programs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Consequences for Responsible Gambling Dr. Michael Wohl, Department of Psychology, Carleton University
1:55-2:35 pm
Session 6
The Importance of “Framing” - Gamble Responsibly! Interrogating a decade of Reno Model framing of “Responsible Gambling” through use of corporate political activity (CPA) analysis Prof. Linda Hancock, Chair in Public Policy, Deakin University
2:35-2:50 pm NUTRITION BREAK (Location: Max Bell Foyer)
2:50-3:30 pm
Session 7
Toward a Duty of Care for Commercial Casinos -- Presentation
Toward a Duty of Care for Commercial Casinos -- Article
Mr. Rob Simpson, Sagewood Resources Inc.
3:30-5:30 pm Poster Presentations (Location: Max Bell, rooms 251, 252, 253 and Elder T. C. Bear Room)
Conference 2017 Poster Presentations
6:00-7:30 pm Tour at Whyte Museum -- sign-up at registration (delegates on own for dinner)


Saturday, April 8, 2017

7:00-9:00 am BREAKFAST (Location: Vistas Dining Room)
8:00 am- 2:50 pm Posters on display (Location: Max Bell, rooms 251, 252, 253 and Elder T. C. Bear Room)
Morning Theme: What to do About EGMs (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)
Morning Moderator: Dr. Garry Smith
8:30-9:10 am
Session 8

EGMs – Hazards, Potency and Harm Reduction -- Part 1

EGMs – Hazards, Potency and Harm Reduction -- Part 2

Dr. Kevin Harrigan & Dr. Dan Brown, Gambling Research Lab, University of Waterloo
9:10-9:50 am
Session 9
EGMs – Can They Be Operated and Regulated in Ethical and Less Harmful Ways? Prof. Max Abbott, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology
9:50-10:05 am NUTRITION BREAK (Location: Max Bell Foyer)
Concurrent Sessions -- Alberta Researcher Sessions -- Public Policy (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)
Moderator: Mr. Rob Simpson
10:05-10:35 am
Concurrent Session 10a
The Negative Impact of Large Lottery Wins on Neighbors: New Evidence of Keeping Up with the Joneses Dr. Barry Scholnick, School of Business, University of Alberta
10:35-11:05 am
Concurrent Session 10b
Academic Disciplinarity and the Ethics of Gambling Research Dr. Fiona Nicoll, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
11:05-11:35 am
Concurrent Session 10c
La Plus Ça Change? Canada's 100-Year-Old Law on Bankrupt Gamblers Dr. Anna Lund, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
11:35 am-12:05 pm
Concurrent Session 10d
Gambling and Problem Gambling among Canadian Urban Aboriginals Dr. Rob Williams & Dr. Yale Belanger, University of Lethbridge
Concurrent Sessions -- Alberta Researcher Sessions --Psych/Bio (Location: Max Bell Room 150)
Moderator: Dr. Michael Wohl

10:05 -10:35 am
Concurrent Session 11a
The Effect of Regular Naltrexone Dosing on Disordered Gamblers: An Examination of Neural Activation, Gambling Urges, and Gambling Behaviour Dr. Darren Christensen, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge
10:35 -11:05 am
Concurrent Session 11b
Problem Gambling Symptomatology and Alcohol Misuse among Adolescents: A Parallel-process Latent Growth Curve Model Dr. Seema Mutti-Packer, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary
11:05 -11:35 am
Concurrent Session 11c
Common and Distinguishing Mental Health and Addictive Features between Problem Gambling, Problem Video Game Playing, and Dual Problem Gambling/Problem Video Game Playing Dr. James Sanders, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge
11:35 am-12:05 pm
Concurrent Session 11d
The Influence of Image Content, Colour, and Type of Gambling Activity on Attentional Bias toward Gambling Stimuli Dr. Daniel McGrath, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary
12:05-1:15 pm LUNCH (Location: Vistas Dining Room)
Afternoon Theme: New Directions in Gambling Studies Research (Location: Max Bell Auditorium)
Afternoon Moderator: Dr. Fiona Nicoll
1:15-1:55 pm
Session 12
The Contemporary Challenges of Gambling in Digital Play Dr. Mark R. Johnson, Digital Creativity Labs, University of York
1:55-2:35 pm
Session 13

Online Gambling and Crime: Myths and Realities

Dr. James Banks, Department of Law and Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University
2:35-2:50 pm NUTRITION BREAK (Location: Max Bell Foyer)
2:50-3:30 pm
Session 14
The Utility of Gambling for Entertainment Prof. Matthew Rockloff, Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory, CQUniversity
3:30-3:45 pm Poster Award Presentation & Closing Remarks Mr. Gabriel Yanicki (2016 Poster Award Winner) & Dr. Garry Smith

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