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Skill & Knowledge

Learn how skill and knowledge factor into games of chance

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Finding Help


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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Stanley Sadinsky | 2015 Speakers


   Q.C., Consultant

   Kingston, Canada

Stanley Sadinsky, Queen’s Council, retired from the faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Ontario in 2002. He continues to practice law and specializes in Gaming Law and Policy. He is a former Chair of the Ontario Racing Commission and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), and consults with both government ministries and agencies and with the private sector on gaming law and policy issues. He has recently written reports on the problem gambling and responsible gaming strategy of Ontario and on the strategic development of the horse racing industry in Ontario. Mr. Sadinsky is currently the chair of the accreditation panel of the Responsible Gambling Council.

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.


A welcome message from BCLC's President & CEO

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