Responsible Gambling - Public Education
Myth: The AGLC adjusts the payout whenever a machine is paying out too much.
Fact: A central computer system monitors
the machines for purposes of communicating information,
not to make changes or adjustments to the payout percentage.
A computer chip within each machine is programmed with
this information. On average, the electronic gaming payout
percentage in Alberta is 92%.
more Myths vs. Facts and learn how to distinguish gambling fact from fiction.
While myths represent popular and often widely held ideas,
they are false notions.
Knowing the facts will help you gamble responsibly.
In addition to establishing and implementing policies and
regulations to ensure the safe and responsible delivery
of gaming and liquor activities in the province, the AGLC
manages and delivers a wide variety of educational programs
and tools in support of its commitment to responsible gambling.
Providing gamblers with the information they need to make
responsible decisions and choices about gambling is important
to the AGLC.
By studying best practices in other jurisdictions, carrying
out our own research and funding research through the Alberta
Gaming Research Institute, the AGLC works with AHS and
industry partners to ensure that Alberta’s gamblers
have access to the most effective educational tools and treatment