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Organizations dealing with Gambling Issues

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Canada
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Nova Scotia
http://www.gameovervlts.com  Mission: To educate the general public of the substantial social and economic costs to problem gamblers and society in general caused by VLTs (Video Lottery Terminals) and to work towards the elimination of VLTs currently operating in the province of Nova Scotia.

http://nsgc.ca/index.php: The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) is responsible for the business of gaming in Nova Scotia. It is a Crown corporation governed by the provincial Gaming Control Act, and is charged with leading an economically sustainable and socially responsible gaming industry for the benefit of Nova Scotia’s and their communities.

http://www.togetherwecanwin.ca: Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation) is a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization that encourages and supports an independent response to gambling harm in Nova Scotia. Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) provides funding to community groups and researchers to help address and raise awareness of gambling harm.

Canada
http://www.problemgambling.ca/EN/AboutUs/Pages/default.aspx: The Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health brings treatment professionals and leading researchers together with experts in communicating and sharing knowledge. Our focus is on collaboratively developing, modelling and sharing evidence-based solutions to gambling related problems, within Ontario and around the world.

http://www.opgh.on.ca/: The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (OPGH), which opened in the fall of 1997, is an information and referral service available to members of the public, including problem gamblers, family/friends of problem gamblers, and service providers working with clients experiencing problems related to gambling.

http://www.responsiblegambling.org/en/index.cfm: In 1999, the Foundation launched its first continuing program, Newslink, a publication that reports on gambling trends and developments in a balanced and independent way. That same year, it also introduced Newscan, a free weekly digest summarizing problem gambling and responsible gambling news from around the world.

http://www.youthgambling.com/: The Centre is committed to the advancement of knowledge in the area of youth gambling participation and risk-taking behaviors, through the development of both basic and applied research. Members of the Centre and of our International Advisory Board are engaged in a multitude of research projects that directly address youth gambling problems and that of co-occurring disorders. As part of our broader mandate to understand youth gambling, the Centre is also engaged in training, treatment, prevention, information dissemination, and policy development.

http://www.camh.net/About_Addiction_Mental_Health/AMH101/top_searched_prob_gambling.html: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

http://aglc.ca/: A crown commercial enterprise, the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is an agent of the Government of Alberta and consists of a Board and a Corporation.

http://www.abgaminginstitute.ualberta.ca/: The Alberta Gaming Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gaming and gambling in the Province of Alberta.

http://www.bclc.com/: For more than 25 years, we’ve entertained customers with a chance to dream and have fun, while delivering revenue to the Government of B.C. for the benefit of British Columbians. During this time, we’ve evolved from a lottery corporation to a full-spectrum gambling entertainment company responsible for conducting, managing and operating lottery, casino, community gaming and eGaming in B.C.

http://www.canadadrugrehab.ca/Gambling-Addiction-Treatment.html:

http://safebetsociety.com/: The Safe Bet Society is an independent, not for profit organization committed to the promotion of responsible gaming and to offering preventative measures to those individuals in danger of crossing that invisible line into problem gambling. This blog highlights news based on the McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors.

https://yginternational.wordpress.com/ : This blog highlights news based on the McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors.

USA
http://www.sfcghub.com/: recognize that there are many different paths to recovery, whether it be through Gamblers Anonymous or another path. You are welcome to share your recovery experience with us, but ask that you also respect other individuals’ recovery journeys as well.

http://stoppredatorygambling.org/: Our mission is to put the failed government policy of predatory gambling on the national agenda.  No issue better represents what ails our economy and our democracy but most of all, how we can fix it. We are the most diverse movement in the nation, an affirmation that most Americans share basic core principles and values regardless of their position along the political spectrum.

http://www.wannabet.org/: Online magazine for teens, which includes games, personal accounts and quizzes about gambling and gambling related issues.

http://www.femalegamblers.info/: news and support for women in recovery from gambling related issues.

Worldwide:
http://rehab-international.org/gambling-addiction/internet: Rehab International is dedicated to helping individuals and their families who are living with addiction find the most appropriate treatment available to meet their needs.

www.gamblersanonymous.org: Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

www.gamblock.com: Blocks access to internet gambling sites. Helps people with gambling problems avoid the dangers of on line gambling.

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/index.html: we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Gamblers Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

http://gamb-ling.com/: the Niagara Multilingual Prevention/Education Problem Gambling Program was created to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate problem gambling services to the various ethno-cultural communities in Niagara. Particular attention has been placed on confidentiality.

http://www.gamtalk.org/: GamTalk is an online community for people with gambling issues to share their experiences and ideas. Whether you have a gambling problem, know someone who does, have stopped gambling completely, or just want to get ideas on playing safely, GamTalk can help.