Category Archives: Around the World of Gambling

Responsible gambling initiatives in other gaming jurisdictions.

What’s an RG check?

This was the question asked recently by reporter Mike Howell of the Vancouver Courier when news reports about the planned relocation of the Edgewater Casino mentioned the program in answer to concerns about the management of problem gambling. So what … Continue reading

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BCLC recognized for holiday campaign “Joy to give, but not to kids”

The U.S.-based National Council on Problem Gambling together with McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors have worked for the past couple of years encouraging lottery organizations like BCLC to warn parents about the risk of … Continue reading

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CMA Journal criticizes hospital lotteries used as fundraisers

A recent edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) includes an editorial by editor-in-chief Dr. John Fletcher critical of charitable lotteries organized by/for hospitals as major fundraisers.  This of course prompted all kinds of headlines across Canada, including: “Hospital lotteries … Continue reading

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Recovery Day: something to celebrate on September 8

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to meet a number of recovered addicts and to hear many of them tell their stories.  Whether their addictions come from drugs, alcohol or gambling, or some combination of the three, they often … Continue reading

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New Horizons 2014 registration now open…and lots of improvements are in the works

The 2014 New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference launched a brand new website this week, and registrations are now being accepted with terrific Early Bird discounts.  And the BCLC team is definitely on track to provide an even better learning … Continue reading

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