uGuelph makes media waves with new virtual casino lab

January 8, 2008

The opening of the University of Guelph's new gambling research lab, the first such lab in Ontario, received coverage in almost every major national news source yesterday.  The facility will research gambling behaviour, such as how casino environments and the design of gaming machines affect people's willingness to put money at risk.  The lab features a 360-degree panoscope, which allows visitors to take a virtual walk-through of 17 different Las Vegas casinos.