Increased funding for community player health program by OLG

Increased funding for community player health program by OLG

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Increased funding for community player health program by OLG

OLG boosts funding for community programs promoting responsible gambling and player well-being, with $760,000 allocated over two years.

Under the Community Investment Program (CIP), which funds community initiatives aimed at reducing gambling damage in vulnerable groups, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) adds to its funding. A total of $760,000 will be invested over two years in the CIP thanks to an increase in sponsoring from OLG, which began funding it last year.

In an effort to promote player wellbeing, OLG has set aside twenty-two million dollars for initiatives related to responsible gambling, such as PlaySmart Centres, self-exclusion technologies like face recognition software, and educational programs.

OLG’s Vice-President of Community, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Catherine Meade, stressed the company’s commitment to player health, particularly in light of Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Through its PlaySmart initiative, OLG aims to keep players engaged and away from gambling-related damage all year long.

On behalf of OLG, Greo Evidence Insights supervises the CIP program and makes sure the money is spent wisely. Additionally, OLG is updating PlaySmart Centers in gambling establishments and casinos all throughout the province.

Leaders in the industry will meet at the RGC Discovery conference in Toronto, which is sponsored by OLG, to talk about responsible gambling. Through the RGC’s RG Check program, all casinos in Ontario have received certification proving they adhere to responsible gambling guidelines.

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