Information Bulletin

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week takes place May 14-19

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While the majority of Albertans gamble for fun, gambling can become a problem for others. With this in mind, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis, Alberta Health Services and industry partners have joined forces to promote Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, taking place May 14-19, 2018.

“AGLC is committed to raising awareness of responsible gambling, healthy play and the availability of prevention and treatment programs if gambling becomes a problem. Knowledge is power – that’s why this week focuses on talking to players about responsible gambling programs like GameSense. AGLC continues to encourage players to access information that will help promote healthy gaming behaviours.”

Alain Maisonneuve, President and CEO, AGLC

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is promoted throughout Alberta’s casinos, racing entertainment centres and vlt locations. It showcases a number of initiatives and resources to educate both players and gaming staff about the realities of gambling, including the odds and randomness of different games, as well as the myths and facts about the actual costs of play.

Partners in Responsible Gambling Awareness Week include Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, Alberta Charitable Casino Operators and Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association.

For more information about the week and its events, as well as responsible and problem gambling resources, visit your nearest GameSense Info Centre at any Alberta casino or visit GameSenseAB.ca. If you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, contact the Alberta Health Services Addiction Line at
1-866-332-2322.

 

Related information

GameSense Info Centres
Self Exclusion Program
AGLC Smart Training Programs

Media inquiries

Aleesha Bruno-Jex
780-651-7719
Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission