Centres target problem gamblers - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA#postbox
3.4% of the population are cursed by this disease
Pyne predicted that the agency will get busier now that the Responsible Gambling Council has a permanent centre at the Brantford casino.
Responsible Gaming Resource Centres are now located in all of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s 27 casinos and slot machine venues. The centres are operated by council staff, with the OLG providing free space and paying for operating costs.
Pyne also thinks there will be more referrals to St. Leonard's, which offers problem gambling counselling, a gambling support group and referral to residential treatment, now that the casino has been in the city for a decade.
"It can take 10 years to see the full effects of a gambling addiction."