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How Gambling Works

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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

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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2015 Speakers

   Mr. Keith Whyte

   Executive Director, National Council
   on Problem Gambling

   Washington, USA

Mr. Keith Whyte is executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington, D.C. He has over twenty years of public policy experience at the national level, including more than nineteen years of involvement with gaming and problem gambling issues. Recognized internationally for his work on gaming policy, Mr. Whyte has presented on gambling issues in 39 U.S. states and 13 countries. He has testified before the United States Congress four times and appeared before numerous state legislative and regulatory bodies. Mr. Whyte has written numerous articles, studies and book chapters on gaming, and is frequently quoted in national and international media outlets.

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.

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A welcome message from BCLC's President & CEO

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