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Responsible Gambling Conference Focuses on Youth, Technology, Gaming Trends

Youth gambling prevention, emerging technologies that are changing the way people gamble and global trends in online gaming are the focus of the sixth annual Responsible Gambling Conference.

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation event is being held Monday, Oct. 4 and 5 at The World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.

"The conference provides a unique forum where diverse groups come together to learn from one another about issues impacting the gaming industry," said Marie Mullally, president and CEO of NSGC.

Ms. Mullally said the conference speakers will offer new research and information on how social media and other technologies are helping deliver responsible gambling programs, trends among women and older adults, and a continued focus on the important topic of preventing youth gambling.

NSGC's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is designed to educate and raise awareness about responsible gambling behaviour so Nova Scotians are informed and responsible players. The conference is a highlight and will draw about 250 delegates who will learn from 20 world-class experts on responsible gambling and the gaming industry. Among these are:

  • Eric Meerkemper, partner, DECODE: Youth Gambling 2.0: Understanding Youth Gambling, Emerging Technologies and Social Platforms
  • Blake Cumbers, managing director, Biometric Recognition: Emerging Technologies in Responsible Gaming
  • John McCready, researcher/owner Healthy Horizons Consulting: Gambling and Older Adults
  • Robert Wood, associate professor, department chair, University of Lethbridge: Female Gambling and Problem Gambling in Canada: Gendered Profiles, Patterns and Policy Options

For more information about the Responsible Gambling Conference and the gaming corporation, visit www.nsgc.ca .

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Youth gambling prevention, emerging technologies that are changing the way people gamble and global trends in online gaming are the focus of the sixth annual Responsible Gambling Conference.

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation event is being held Monday (October 4th) and Tuesday (October 5th) at The World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.

Marie Mullally, president and CEO of NSGC, says conference speakers will offer new research and information on how social media and other technologies are helping deliver responsible gambling programs, trends among women and older adults, and a continued focus on the important topic of preventing youth gambling.

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Media Contact:

Robyn McIsaac
Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation 902-424-4443 Cell: 902-440-1551 E-mail: