Alberta rolls out GameSense program in casinos to help prevent problem gambling
The program, called GameSense, was developed in British Columbia and is also being used in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It aims to teach people the difference between chance and skill-based games, the odds of winning and to gamble for fun, not for money. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission say GameSense will initially be available at 24 casinos and three horse racetracks that also offer gambling machines.
Source: edmontonjournal Website
GameSense program to help problem gamblers at Alberta casinos
Alberta is preparing to roll out a program in casinos to help people who play games of chance to gamble more responsibly. The program, called GameSense, was developed in British Columbia and is also being used in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It aims to teach people the difference between chance and skill-based games, the odds of winning and to gamble for fun, not for money. The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission saysGameSense will initially be available at 24 casinos and three horse racetracks that also offer gambling machines.
Source: cbc Website
WMUR poll: Granite Staters still support casino gambling
Despite repeated failed attempts by proponents to pass casino gambling in the New Hampshire Legislature, it continues to have the support of more than half of Granite Staters. The latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows that 51 percent of 587 New Hampshire adults polled Sept. 24-Oct. 2 favor casino gambling in the state, 32 percent strongly and 19 percent “somewhat.” Casino gambling is opposed by 37 percent – 25 percent strongly and 12 percent “somewhat” – while 12 percent are neutral or unsure.
Source: wmur Website
Risky Investments: Calculated Bet or Casino Gambling?
Oct. 6 -- We identify the shape of risk and reward in Asia’s financial markets, look at the disruptive potential of geopolitical, counterparty and regulatory risk, and understand how best to mitigate risk in the Asia’s high growth markets and sectors. Bloomberg’s Michael Patterson sits down with Ting Lu, Global Head of Research, Sales & Trading, Huatai Securities, VivekPathak, Director East Asia & the Pacific, International Finance Corporation, AmitPrakash, Managing Director, BMO Global Asset Management for Asia and Mark Tinker, Head of Framlington Equities Asia, AXA Investment Managers. They speak at the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit in Hong Kong. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Russia's Biggest Casino Opens in Far East
The first casino in the far eastern gambling oasis billed as the next Macao has opened its doors to its first clients, the regional government said in a statement Thursday. The Tigre de Cristal casino, located in the Far East's Primorye special gambling zone, is the biggest in Russia, according to the statement. The opening of the first casino will help create new jobs and will boost the development of tourism and economic growth in the Primorye region, Eric Landheer, director for corporate finance and strategy at G1 Entertainment, said at the opening, according to the statement
Source: themoscowtimes Website