Browsing Alberta Gambling Research Institute by Author "Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission"
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- ItemOpen AccessAchieving a balance : gaming licensing policy review. --(Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2001-07-30) Alberta Gaming and Liquor CommissionThis report contains findings and recommendations from a review of gaming licensing policies, to address issues related to the growth of gaming in the province. The views and perspectives of Albertans and stakeholder groups were instrumental in arriving at the recommendations presented in this report.
- ItemOpen AccessBoth sides of the coin : a strategy to prevent problem gambling and support responsible gambling in Alberta /prepared by the joint Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) and Alberta Health Services-Addiction and Mental Health (AHS-AMH) Gambling Strategy Working Group(Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, 2009-04) Gambling Strategy Working Group (Alta.); Alberta Health Services; Alberta. Alberta Health Services. Addiction and Mental Health; Alberta Gaming and Liquor CommissionIn March 2008, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) and Alberta Health Services–Addiction and Mental Health(AHS–AMH)* took action to jointly develop a renewed Problem and Responsible Gambling Strategy for 2010–2014, to address problem gambling and promote responsible gambling in a collaborative, comprehensive and sustainable manner. Gambling is a popular recreational activity enjoyed by thousands of Albertans. Revenues from the province’s charitable gaming model support health, research, education, recreation and cultural programs. The gambling industry provides jobs and contributes to Alberta’s tourism and hospitality sectors. 82% of Albertans have gambled in one form or another. Of those, 1.3% are at high risk of becoming problem gamblers. 3.9% are at moderate risk, and 9.8% are at low risk of developing gambling problems. The minority of gamblers who develop gambling problems can face social, financial, legal and health-related problems which can impact their families, workplaces and communities. Implementing the strategies outlined in this framework will help to ensure that the social, charitable and economic benefits of gambling continue to far outweigh any negative societal costs, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of a vibrant gaming industry in Alberta.