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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. Paul Pellizzari

   Executive Director of Policy &
   Social Responsibility, Ontario Lottery and
   Gaming Corporation

   Toronto, Canada

Mr. Paul Pellizzari is executive director of policy and social responsibility at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), where he leads the responsible gambling and environmental sustainability programs.

Prior to joining OLG, Mr. Pellizzari worked in public policy for the Province of Ontario, and as a research director and communications professional in the private sector at Noranda Inc., EthicScan Canada and J. Walter Thompson. He is the author of two books and many articles on corporate social responsibility.

Throughout his career he has worked with all orders of government, the United Nations and with national, regional and local not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Pellizzari holds a master of arts from l’Université de Montréal, an honours bachelor of arts and an honours bachelor of commerce from Queen’s University in Toronto. 

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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