What’s “What if?”
The ‘What If’ section of this website is about using our imagination and stepping outside of the box to think about poker.
We invited 5 youth to participate in two creative – fiction writing workshops and three stories were the result. These...
Here are some statistics on the gambing industry in Canada. For more information – check out the following links.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation: www.olgc.ca
Canada West Foundation: www.cwf.ca
Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling www.cprg.ca
(Taken from: Promoting Community Awareness of Problem Gambling Resource Package, The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Escape: They try to escape day-to-day problems and stress. Problems: They have psychological or psychiatric problems such as depression or anxiety which may...
Decide ahead of time how much money you plan to gamble with.
Play knowing that it is likely that you will lose more often than win – so make sure you are playing with money you can afford to lose.
Make informed decisions about your gambling – know the odds.
Think of gambling as a form...
William (Bud) Post’s story: Bud Post, who comes from Oil City, Pennsylvania, had a job with a traveling circus cooking for the thin man and the lion tamer. In 1988, Bud thought he struck it rich when he won the $16.2 million dollar Pennsylvania Jackpot. However,...
Probability: is the likelihood that a given event will occur.
Probability of an event = (# of favorable results)
(# of possible results)
For example: Suppose you were rolling a die and you...
Increasing the frequency of gambling activity.
Increasing the amount of money gambled.
Spending an excessive amount of time gambling at the expense of job or family time
Being preoccupied with gambling or with obtaining money with which to gamble.
Experiencing a special and intense...
Tell the person that you care about him/her and that you feel concerned about the way you see him/her acting.
“You are a good friend, and I’m upset because I see you doing things that are really risky.”
Tell the person exactly what he/she has done that concerns...
Low-risk gamblers know that over time nearly everyone loses.
The recreational benefits of gambling are found in the excitement of taking a chance, the thrill of winning and the fun of being with friends while gambling. Rarely is financial gain one of the benefits.
Low-risk gambling is...
Here are some clues that may indicate a gambling problem:
Money missing from a bank account or wallet
Valuables or money mysteriously disappear
Person holds a second job but has no change in finances
Changes in spending priorities and habits
Cashes in RRSP’s or...