Category Archives: The Nature of Responsible Gambling

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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Making a difference: Another story from the gaming floor

Guest post by Darren Groth. Recently, I posted several brief accounts garnered from the gaming floors of British Columbia. These stories, provided by frontline staff – including BC’s own GameSense Advisors (GSAs) – shed some light on the positive difference-making … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap: Personal perspectives on the first New Horizons conference

The first New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference has now come and gone and for those of us engaged in its organization, it’s time to take stock and look at what we learned. Initial indicators suggest it was seen as … Continue reading

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Using GameSense makes sense to players

Not too many years ago, every gambling-related advertisement in British Columbia included the responsible gambling (RG) tagline “Know your limit.  Play within it.” And that was a problem.

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