Casinos in Ontario, Canada will soon have gambling addiction counselling centers:
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. is setting up information centres at two of the province’s casinos that will be operated by independent counsellors who specialize in gambling addictions.
“All Ontarians share a common interest in reducing the risk of problem gambling, and we recognize (the gaming corporation) has an important role to play to that end,” spokesman Alan Berdowski said Thursday in a statement.
The centres are part of a new code of conduct by the government-owned gaming corporation to address growing concerns about gambling addicts.
Future plans include alcohol addiction counselling centers in local bars, and couselling for former criminals after hours in banks.