Category Archives: Around the World of Gambling

Responsible gambling initiatives in other gaming jurisdictions.

High marks from 2014 conference participants raises bar for future presenters

More than 270 delegates from across Canada and six other countries traveled to Vancouver last January to attend the second New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference.  The overwhelmingly positive feedback offered by the delegates sets up a huge challenge for … Continue reading

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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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