Gambling habits of the population of Québec
According to the same study in 2012 by Kairouz and Nadeau, the most popular games of money and chance in Québec were lotteries (91 % of gamblers), slot machines (14, 6 % of gamblers), poker (7 % of gamblers), Bingo (6, 3 % of gamblers) and VLTs (video lottery terminals) (6, 2 % of gamblers). Thus, these games do not all hold the same risk for developing a gambling problem.
We found that certain games such as video lottery terminals (VLT) are more prone to cause an addiction. More than 32% of gamblers are considered problematic or at low risk whereas, for lotteries it is only 7, 2%. We must bear in mind, however, that a lot more people play the lottery (91% of gamblers) than they do VLTs (6, 2% of gamblers).