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B.C. gov't to hire 9 'responsible gambling information officers'

30 April 2008

B.C., Canada -- As reported by The Province: "The B.C. government is hiring nine "responsible gambling information officers" to educate gamblers at casinos in Metro Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo.

"B.C. Lottery Corp. spokesman Paul Smith said the aim is to help gamblers play responsibly.

"He said the officers will occupy information booths at each casino during peak hours to inform players about the risks of gambling.

"Smith said the gaming officers will be trained to spot distressed gamblers. An officer may strike up a conversation with a problem gambler and offer help.

"...Studies show that fewer than one in 20 B.C. gamblers has a full-blown gambling problem..."

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