Derevensky honoured by National Council on Problem Gambling

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Jeffrey Derevensky was awarded the Lifetime Research Award by the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), in recognition of his exceptional achievements in the field of gambling research.

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

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Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.

Waiting for pleasure

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McGill researchers have identified the parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification. The discovery has implications for a range of neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, eating disorders, and maladaptive behaviours related to drug use and gambling.