Category Archives: The Nature of Responsible Gambling

Who’s responsible for gambling responsibly?

I recently ran across an article by Charles Livingstone (of Australia’s Monash University) with a headline that attracted my attention: “Responsible gambling and the spectacle of the ‘problem gambler.’ ”  In the article, Livingstone expresses the view that, while governments, … Continue reading

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Contributing to a Culture that supports Responsible Gambling

It’s fairly well-known that, like other Canadian jurisdictions, BCLC has a regulatory obligation to provide responsible gambling training to front line gambling workers across the Province. Over the years we’ve developed an appropriate curriculum, and made substantial improvements to both the content … Continue reading

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Have you got “the right stuff” to be a presenter at next year’s New Horizons conference?

It seems like such a short time ago that we hosted a wonderful group of nearly 250 old and new friends at the inaugural New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference here in Vancouver.  Although we have barely said goodbye our … Continue reading

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Vegas conference highlights advances in gambling studies

In less than two months a once-in-three-years event takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada: The 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking.  The initial conference took place nearly 40 years ago, and represented the first formal attempt to gather … Continue reading

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Why a BC gambling research centre makes sense

A couple of weeks ago the Minister responsible for gambling in British Columbia, Rich Coleman, announced an exciting new partnership. BCLC, the Government of British Columbia, and the University of British Columbia will launch a new gambling research centre.  With a … Continue reading

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