This study is the first to address gambling issues specific to the province and provides current baseline information regarding the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL). [...] Specifically, the study provides important information measuring: • The prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the province • Profiles of gambler sub-types and players of certain gambling activities • The relationship between gambling and correlates of gambling including substance use and mental health • Consequences related to gambling • Awareness of support and treatment services METHODO [...] The questionnaire for the NL Gambling Prevalence Study was developed by the Department of Health and Community Services and is based on the Canadian Problem Gambling Index (CPGI). [...] The rapid rise of gambling activities in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the rest of Canada, has led to a subsequent concern regarding the prevalence of problem gambling among the general population. [...] The objective of the study is to assess the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in our province.
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