Responsible Gambling in Canada
In most regions of Canada the gambling age is 19 although there are a few where you only have to be 18 years old. With that being said, gambling, whether online or in a land-based casino, can have dire consequences if you are not responsible when playing with real money. If you feel that you need help or your gambling has spiraled out of control, please contact the necessary resources to help you with your addiction. Our goal is to protect our loyal players and to always look out for their best interest.
From the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Centre de toxicomanie et de santé mentale (CAMH)
What is Problem Gambling?
Not all people who gamble excessively are alike, nor are the problems they face. People with gambling problems are found in all age groups, income groups, cultures and jobs. Some people develop gambling problems suddenly, others over many years. There are many reasons why a gambling problem may develop. For example, some people develop problems when they try to win back money they have lost, or because they like to be “in the action.” Others have many life stresses that make gambling a welcome relief. Problem gambling is not just about losing money. Gambling problems can affect a person’s whole life.
Gambling is a problem when it:
- gets in the way of work, school or other activities
- harms your mental or physical health
- hurts you financially
- damages your reputation
- causes problems with your family or friends
What to Call Problem Gambling
The 3 most common names used to describe over-involvement in gambling are compulsive gambling, pathological gambling and problem gambling.
Signs of Problem Gambling
Are you neglecting your personal responsibilities and have you withdrawn from family and friends? Does someone you know frequently borrow money or alternates between being broke and flashing money?
Problem Gambling Facts
What percentage of people who gamble develop a gambling problem?
Risk Factors for Problem Gambling
Do you or someone you know talk about gambling all the time, and is their or your self-esteem tied to gambling wins and losses?
Effects of Problem Gambling
Gambling can effect many parts of your life. Are you anxious about how much you are gambling? Are you feeling depressed?
Low-Risk Gambling and Harmful Gambling
Not all gambling is a problem. Gambling may be low risk or it may be harmful.
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