Terrace Chances general manager Sean Bujtas

More gambling info in Terrace, B.C.

The provincial crown corporation which oversees gambling in B.C. is providing information on problem gambling at the Chances Terrace casino.

  • Nov. 15, 2015 8:00 a.m.

The provincial crown corporation which oversees gambling in B.C. is boosting their services which provide information on problem gambling at the Chances Terrace casino and others.

Beginning in January an employee from the lottery corporation will be stationed at the information booth located at the entrance to Chances.

The idea is to encourage people to play responsibly through providing information and education, says Walt Krahn who is part of the B.C. Lottery Corporation’s GameSense program.

All regular gaming centre staff are trained to inform and connect people if they ask for information and the information booth already has brochures and a self serve computer terminal to inform people about responsible gambling, but they are hiring an advisor for the booths to make face to face connections with people, said Krahn.

The intent is that we want to be able to have someone on site who is available at any given time to provide information,” he said.

GameSense provides strategies to avoid problem gambling, such as limiting time and money, going with a friend, and having a wide variety of leisure activities.

It also has information about how the games work, odds of winning, and services available for people with problem gambling, including a voluntary self-exclude program, where they can choose to be kept out of a gaming centre for a certain length of time.

Krahn visits Terrace every three months to train Chances staff to know how to connect with patrons, provide information and education and how to help them if they want more information and support.

Last Wednesday he presented about the GameSense program to 26 members of the Terrace Rotary Club at a breakfast event.

This comes at a time when Terrace council is considering a proposal from Chances Terrace to expand the number of slot machines, with a long-term goal of opening a new executive-level hotel with Chances adjoined on land it hopes to purchase from the city.

NOTE: The BC Lottery Corporation wishes to clarify that any person hired in conjunction with its GameSense program would be a contractor employed through the provincial finance ministry’s gaming policy enforcement branch. The corporation and the branch do work closely together on gambling information programs. Further, any decision to place GameSense advisors in gaming centres such as Chances Terrace has not been made and is under review.

Just Posted

Regional unemployment rate drops

But fewer people are working overall

Shames Mountain creates new fund for youth in memory of late founder

The ‘Billey Season Youth Pass’ will be given out annually

Coastal GasLink gets interim injunction against Unist’ot’en

The LNG pipeline company can start work Monday with enforcement approved by court.

Terrace users on Facebook post warnings about vehicle break-ins

RCMP say it’s important to always lock your doors

Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee

Indigenous groups for and against Bill C-48 travel to Ottawa to influence the Senate’s decision

‘Are we going to play?’ Alberta boy with rare illness no big deal for classmates

Porter Stanley is one of 30 people in the world to be diagnosed with Beare-Stevenson syndrome, a craniofacial disorder.

Publication ban on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school lifted

Reimer’s family had supported an application by Black Press to lift ban

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Air passenger rights: 6 things about what the Liberals are offering

For 3- to 6-hour delays, compensation is $400. Between 6 and 9 hours, $700. Over 9 hours is $1,000

RCMP, civilian vehicles rammed in North Okanagan incident

Police attempt to stop truck near Enderby, thought to be tied to alleged Salmon Arm armed robbery

New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland

The Street Reapers were formed late last year and have been seen in Fort Langley.

10-lane George Massey bridge too big, B.C. study says

Consultants say replacement tunnel cost similar to new bridge

Couple caught up in B.C. Legislature bomb plot to learn their fate

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were arrested as part of an undercover RCMP sting on Canada Day 2013

Ryan Reynolds to narrate movie about B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

Vancouver-born actor known for Deadpool movies will voice film to be released Feb. 15, 2019

Most Read