Events 2008

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2008 October 5 - 11

October 5 to 11, 2008 marked the seventh annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC) launched RGAW in 2002, with the goals of increasing public awareness about the risks of gambling and providing players with the information they need to make informed decisions that foster responsible gambling behaviour.

Each year, the events of RGAW are targeted at specific communities across the Province. In 2008, the target communities were:

  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Cape Breton Regional Municipality
  • Truro
  • Municipality of Digby
  • Municipality of Lunenburg
  • New Glasgow

Several events were incorporated into the Week, including the following:

  • Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation's Responsible Gambling Conference was held on October 6th and 7th. The goal of the Conference was to inspire, stimulate and educate through innovative presentation formats and rich discussion. 270 people attended this two-day event.
  • Interactive Community Education Displays were set up in each of the target communities, and the display visited two locations in the Halifax Regional Municipality. These displays provided the public with an opportunity to learn important information about what responsible gambling behavior looks like. 553 people visited the display.
  • Both Casino Nova Scotia locations, in Halifax and in Sydney, received responsible gambling materials as part of the Player Information Program.
  • An open house took place at the Responsible Gambling Resource Centres in both Casino Nova Scotia locations, Halifax and Sydney, providing casino patrons the opportunity to learn more about responsible gambling and the services of the Centres.

Privacy Policy

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is committed to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of personal information you submit.

  • Personal information submitted or collected will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.
  • Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes collected.
  • Only the information necessary for the purposes that have been identified will be collected.
  • Before your personal information is submitted to the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, your consent must be given for the collection of it.

What do we mean by personal information?

Personal information means any information that is about an identifiable individual or that identifies you as an individual. It could be anything that identifies you, such as your name, address, your S.I.N., your birth date or your fingerprint.

What do we do with the personal information gathered from you?

The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation does not give personal information gathered to third parties except with your express permission or as permitted under legislation. We do not sell, rent or lease personal information gathered.

We may release or use your personal information under the following circumstances:

  • You have given your consent in writing.
  • It is for a purpose related to why we collected your information.
  • Legislation permits us to do so.
  • We are required to do so under law.

Access to your information

For further information about NSGC's commitment to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information, please contact the NSGC Privacy Officer at 424-2203.

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