News release

10th Annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Oct. 2-8

Nova Scotians have an opportunity to learn more about responsible gambling at programs and events throughout the province as part of the 10th Annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Oct. 2–8.

"Responsible Gambling Awareness Week provides us with the opportunity to promote responsible gambling awareness throughout the province in a concentrated period of time," Stephen MacDonald, acting president and CEO of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation. "The week is a terrific complement to the responsible gambling programming that runs all year long."

This year, the week will focus on six communities: Halifax Regional Municipality, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Amherst, Antigonish, New Minas and Yarmouth. Some highlights of planned events including:

-- Community education on responsible gambling will include responsible gambling ambassadors handing out information to people who can complete an online responsible gambling quiz for a chance to win a prize.

-- A two-day Responsible Gambling Conference, Oct. 3-4 in Halifax, will let delegates hear from world-class experts on emergent technologies, research and industry trends.

-- A problem gambling awareness program for post-secondary students, kts2, builds on the success of the Responsible Gambling Council's Know the Score program. kts2 will visit Dalhousie University and NSCC examine the real chances of winning and losing, highlight signs of problem gambling and suggest ways to keep gambling safer.

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is the Crown corporation that manages the gaming industry in the province and is the host of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. For more information on how to make responsible gambling second nature, visit yourbestbet.ca.

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Nova Scotians can learn more about responsible gambling through programs and events scheduled for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week held October 2nd to 8th.

This is the province's 10th annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week to raise awareness of responsible gambling behaviour.

Gaming corporation acting president and CEO Stephen MacDonald says the week is an opportunity to promote responsible gambling awareness throughout the province in a concentrated period.

Activities will focus on Halifax Regional Municipality, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Amherst, New Minas, Antigonish and Yarmouth.

For more information on how to make responsible gambling second nature visit w-w-w dot responsible gambling n-s dot c-a.

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Media Contact:

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