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Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help

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Finding Help | GameSense

If you find yourself gambling too much, or if it no longer feels like a game, there’s help if you need it.

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Jennifer Keim | 2015 Speakers

   General Counsel, BCLC

   Kamloops, Canada

After receiving her bachelor of laws (LLB) from the University of Alberta, Jennifer became an associate at Fulton & Company in Kamloops, B.C. During her 16 years in private litigation practice, Jennifer appeared at all levels of court in B.C., and is also a certified family mediator. In February, 2013, Jennifer hung up her litigator’s robes and became a solicitor when she joined BCLC as Senior Legal Counsel. After a year’s immersion in gaming law, Jennifer was subsequently appointed general counsel at BCLC in April, 2014. 

Jennifer remains active in the local bar and serves as a mentor to students at Thompson River University Law School.  In addition to her legal work, Jennifer is a passionate advocate for community service and donates much of her time to various initiatives in Kamloops.  For the past six years, Jennifer has co-chaired a $13 million affordable housing project in Kamloops that is now in the final stages of completion.

The Great Debate

Be it Resolved: “That gambling providers should do more to prevent problem gambling.”

On the surface it would seem self-evident that gambling providers should do everything within their means to reduce or eliminate risks associated with problem gambling. But of course, it isn’t that simple. One only has to scan the international gambling landscape to appreciate that there are a wide variety of approaches used in different jurisdictions to mitigate problem gambling.

In what will be a brisk, informative and entertaining discussion by four experts in the gambling field, we will hear about the many considerations that regulators, policy makers and gaming operators need to think about when implementing responsible gambling programs.

Voluntary Self-Exclusion: BC Longitudinal Study & Voluntary Self-Exclusion: BC Lawsuit Case Studies

BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion program recently underwent intensive scrutiny in British Columbia courts as a result of two lawsuits.  Through Ross, which challenged how BCLC operates the VSE program, and Haghdust, which challenged what BCLC includes in the program, B.C. now has legal precedents discussing all aspects of a VSE program.  Jennifer Keim will review the decisions and the impact this has on the VSE landscape in B.C.

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