Are you retired? Do you want to learn more about problem and responsible gambling? Do you want to become involved in raising awareness among your peers?
Many older adults participate in gambling for social and entertainment benefits, and to replace time that used to be spent at work. Casino and gaming centre environments have events and promotions geared specifically to older adults, including tours and free food and beverages. Spending time gambling alone or with friends can be an exciting way to spend a morning or afternoon but it isn’t always fun for everyone. Research suggests that older adults are the least likely to access help or know about our program’s free counselling services if they need support to deal with gambling issues. Currently the BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program offers three programs to older adults (ages 55 years +):
For more information, contact the BC Problem Gambling Help Line at 1.888.795.6111 (24hrs) to be connected to a Prevention Specialist in your area or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.