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Alberta VLT's to Flash Anti-Addiction Messages

13 January 2003

CALGARY, Canada -- As reported by the CBC: ``The Alberta government is replacing its video lottery terminals with new models that flash messages aimed at helping problem gamblers.

``The pop-up messages will tell the gambler how long they've been on the machine and how much money they've spent.

``A clock will be displayed at all times, the the number of spins will be shown in both credits and dollars.

``...It will cost $105 million to replace the 6,000 machines in Alberta, one-sixth of what the government makes in gambling revenue each year..."

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