Gambling has become both a major pastime for Canadians and a multibillion dollar industry providing provincial governments with an increasing proportion of their annual revenues.
The continuing trend toward the legalization of gambling has made research on the public health impacts of gambling increasingly important to citizens and decision-makers.
This article presents first year results of a multi-year project to measure the impact of the opening of Casino Windsor on gambling behaviour in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
A random telephone survey of gambling behaviour was conducted with 2,682 adult residents of metropolitan Windsor prior to the opening of Casino Windsor, and was repeated with 2,581 residents one year later.
There were no statistically significant changes in the rates of problem and pathological gambling among men, women, or the general population one year following the opening of the casino.
Although there was some evidence of higher-spending gamblers within the post-casino sample, no statistically significant differences were found between pre-and post-casino per capita gambling expenditures.
Implications of these results for the future measurement and treatment of problem and pathological gambling are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ouverture, Casino, Effet consécutif, Jeu pathologique, Prévalence, Santé mentale, Politique sanitaire, Environnement social, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Trouble contrôle impulsion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Opening, Casino, After effect, Pathological gambling, Prevalence, Mental health, Health policy, Social environment, Canada, North America, America, Follow up study, Human, Impulse control disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0517671
Code Inist : 002B18C05D. Création : 18/05/2000.