Lower the Stakes: A Public Health Approach to Gambling in British Columbia: Provincial Health Officer’s 2009 Annual Report
SubjectGambling -- British Columbia
Compulsive gamblers -- British Columbia
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AbstractThis Provincial Health Officer’s annual report examines gambling in BC using a comprehensive public health approach. A public health approach considers preventive interventions, health promotion, health protection, and assessment and surveillance, and addresses issues related to quality of life for all members of the community. In applying such an approach, this report acknowledges and incorporates the health, social, and economic dimensions of gambling. It reviews the history of gambling in Canada and BC, describes current gambling policies and programs in BC, and examines evidence-based strategies to minimize the negative effects of gambling while optimizing the potential benefits.
SponsorshipThis report represents a collaborative effort of the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC), the University of Victoria, and the BC Office of the Provincial Health Officer.
Permission to include in Alberta Gambling Research Institute research repository granted by Intellectual Property Program on October 24, 2013. File Number: 7200003122