The Direction régionale de santé publique (DRSP) de Montréal’s Jean-François Biron explains this issue to La Presse+
According to the DRSP, people in seven boroughs in the city are at high risk of gambling problems or of suffering from the effects of those problems.
A team of researchers has conducted an analysis and mapped the risk associated with gambling, including video lottery terminals (VLT) in Montréal.
“There has been no increase in gambling over the past few months. What has changed is our capacity look at this issue, to draw a better portrait of the situation,” said Jean-François Biron.
The information was made public Tuesday on the site Espace montréalais d’information sur la santé (EMIS).
Source: La Presse+
A map to illustrate borough vulnerability
Discover these advances, used here to examine social and environmental determinants of gambling among Montrealers, as well as the harmful impacts that are likely to result.
The mapping, produced by the team at Direction régionale de santé publique du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal, shows the spatial distribution of risk associated with gambling:
- It provides a tool that can help guide various stakeholders’ efforts to prevent the negative impacts of gambling.
- It also presents an overview of gambling services in Montréal, taking into account the pivotal role environments play in fostering health and quality of life.
Download the document (only in french)