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We invite you to participate in our study

This study is about problem gambling and cocurrent smoking in adult Canadians and Americans. Its purpose is to test the effectiveness of an 8-week, self-directed online treatment program designed to help you cope with gambling.

Course program

Over the course of the 8-weeks, you will

  • learn strategies and techniques from 7 different modules to help you cope with these challenges
  • receive online support from our researchers
  • keep track of your gambling habits with a diary
  • plan enjoyable activities for each week

Our hope is that by the end of the program, you will experience a reduction in your gambling activity. During the study, all information you provide will be kept confidential. You will also receive a small honorarium for your participation.

Study procedure

  1. Read the participant information and give informed consent (registering an account)
  2. Fill out a baseline assessment and if eligible get assigned to 1 of 2 groups
  3. Take part in the 8 weeks program (3 hours / week)
  4. Fill out questionnaires after 8 weeks (from start)
  5. Fill out questionnaires after 6 months (from start)
  6. Finish study and receive compensation

Study requirements

If you want to take part in this study, you need to 

  • be at least 19 (for Canadians) or 21 (for Americans) years old
  • have at least moderate levels of gambling
  • report current daily smoking
  • be fluent in English
  • have weekly internet access
  • be moderate motivation to change gambling and/or smoking behaviours

Your potential benefits

  • You learn skills to cope with gambling and may improve your overall mental and physical heath
  • Anonymous and confidential
  • free of charge
  • as an online programe it can be used anytime from anywhere with internet access

If this sounds like something you would be interested, click the button below to read detailed study information and register an account.


Yes, I want to take part!