Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
Explore the webinar presentations the foundation hosted in 2014.
Presented by Craig Nicoll, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson, New Zealand
Craig provides insight into the positive and negative aspects of gaming culture.
Presented by James Driver, Psychotherapist, PBANZ, NZAP
James discusses why people game and the different types of games.
Presented by Steven Dupon, Manager, Manningham YMCA Youth Services
Steven explores the convergence of gambling with video games and online social games, and how these games can become addictive, particularly for young people.
Presented by Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, Department of Education and Counselling Psychology, International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviours
Professor Derevensky discusses how gambling has become normalised in society through the convergence of online games, social media and gambling.
Presented by Belinda Opie and Rob Wootton, Venue Support Program, ISIS Primary Care
The presenters explore electronic gambling machines (EGMs) including player information display (PID), player return, tracking sessions, voluntary pre-commitment, jackpots and random number generators.
Presented by Dr Robert Williams, Faculty of Health Sciences and Alberta Gambling Research Institute, University of Lethbridge
As part of the foundation's Lunctime learnings public seminar Dr Williams presented a comprehensive review of the evidence and identified best practices for the prevention of problem gambling and gambling–related harm.