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Chances Casino Fort St. John Greenlights GameSense Problem Gambling Zone

Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with gaming is mandatory for players if they are willing to avoid all negative aspects of gaming down the road. Keeping the conversation easy is among British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s main goals, evident by its signature GameSense kiosks installed across casino venues across the province.

Chances Casino in Fort St. John is among the latest locations to welcome such an area with its very own GameSense Advisor. When it comes to gaming, there are many things that could affect the player and their relationship.

Developing a gambling habit, or as it is commonly referred to as problem gambling is one of the possible outcomes of this situation. Players might not realize it and they might even think that they are capable of quitting gaming whenever they want to, but this is rarely the case. An unhealthy relationship with gambling could manifest itself with making plans around the time spent at a casino venue both online and in land-based casinos.

Responsible Gaming Is a Must

British Columbia Lottery Corporation is willing to eliminate the negative impact of gambling addiction and make it possible for everyone to seek help and support in times of need. The special GameSense kiosk aims to normalize conversations relating to gambling addiction and what constitutes a concerning behavior.

In order to make it as accessible as possible, the GameSense program was created. Players seeking a genuine conversation and support are most likely to look for it at a casino venue or a gambling hall where trained experts work on a day-to-day basis. They are able to recognize the early signs of problem gambling that could transform a player’s life down the road.

In this sense, Fort St. John’s casino location is the next facility joining the province-wide program battling gambling addiction. This month was scheduled to introduce the brand new GameSense Advisor and Information Centre and the innovation is here. Karma Rondeau is going to be the GameSense Advisor for Chances Fort St. John offering help to everyone in need of such.

GameSense Comes to More Spots

Mrs. Rondeau stated that her main goal from here on out would be to offer useful information to anyone interested in learning more about the specifics of gambling. She would educate them about the particular odds of winning a given game available on the casino floor and whether or not players have better chances while playing at another device. Such a friendly relationship could build a level of trust that would enable future collaboration.

Since 2009, British Columbia’s gaming locations featuring GameSense areas saw some 55,000 interactions with the advisors available on site of the casino venues. This comes to show the level of efficiency this approach has. Following the first phase of this program, directly affecting casino venues overseen by BCLC, this year saw the launch of the second phase covering Community Gaming Centers.

Chances Maple Ridge was the location that launched this brand-new feature in February. Tyler Green was the GameSense Advisor overseeing the location. About a month later, in March, Chances Campbell River introduced its very own responsible gaming area with Lindsay Humber as the Advisor.