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Even low risk gamblers can benefit from responsible gambling tools

In 2012 I wrote a blog post  reporting on a panel discussion I had attended a few weeks earlier.  In it, a group of researchers was highlighting what they collectively felt was an inherent limitation with most gambling research: what … Continue reading

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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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CSR Assessments: new products and risk to problem gamblers

Last week I wrote about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Assessments and how these are being used in marketing and promotional programs undertaken by BCLC. We undertake a similar process product initiatives, but use a tool developed by outside experts to … Continue reading

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Government Down Under wants pre-commitment on pokies

Last summer I referenced the very heated debate taking place in Australia over federal government efforts to institute new responsible gambling initiatives.  The most controversial issue was their determination to introduce mandatory pre-commitment tools on electronic gaming machines (or “pokies” … Continue reading

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Manitoba partners with BCLC to bring responsible play online

A couple of weeks ago the Manitoba government announced plans to partner with BCLC to introduce the PlayNow.com online gambling experience in that jurisdiction. “Manitoba will work to provide a safe, reputable, secure alternative to grey market sites while ensuring … Continue reading

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