PEI Gambling Prevalence
Gambling is a common activity for many Canadians. Studies show that most Canadians participate in a gambling activity at least once a year. However, gambling can become problematic if it hinders work, school or daily activities, or causes harm to relationships, mental or physical health or finances. Research suggests that approximately 2% of Canadians experience problem gambling.
- The prevalence of participation in gambling in Prince Edward Island
- The prevalence of at-risk and problem gambling in Prince Edward Island
- The association between at-risk and problem gambling and demographic characteristics (e.g., age, gender, employment status, education, marital status, and household income)
- The prevalence of in-person versus online gambling
- The associations of method of access (in-person vs online) with demographic characteristics and at-risk and problem gambling
- Potential subgroups of at-risk gamblers for a more in-depth study
Findings will help inform programs and policies aimed at reducing the harms of problem gambling in Prince Edward Island. The results of this survey will be available in the winter of 2022.