BCLC to focus on ‘reconnection & rediscovery’ at upcoming Responsible Gambling conference

BCLC to focus on ‘reconnection & rediscovery’ at upcoming Responsible Gambling conference
Image: Shutterstock

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has revealed the theme of ‘reconnection’ and ‘rediscovery’ will be deliberated at the 2023 New Horizons in Responsible Gambling conference.

Next month’s conference – taking place at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver from Mar. 6-8 – will begin with a keynote address from Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson, who became the first two-spirit team to compete and win in the Amazing Race Canada, receiving national attention for their participation in the show and raising awareness to create equal access for LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous populations.

Jay Robinson (Focal Research Consultants), Sasha Stark (Greo), Melissa Salmon (RGC) and Laurie Norman (Saskatchewan Gaming) will also be speaking at the BCLC event which returns for the first time since 2020, following a couple of covid-disrupted years.

The conference features 13 additional sessions, including:

  • The “Self-Exclusion” Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Piloting a Financial Literacy Education Campaign for Safer Gambling
  • GameSense Licensing: Collaborating Around a Unified Responsible Gambling Program
  • Understanding Emerging Forms of Gambling
  • What We Know About Winners and How We Can Support Them
  • The Power of Player Education in Responsible Gambling
  • Addressing Stigma (For Real)
  • Regulatory Views from Here and Abroad
  • Omnichannel Approach to Responsible Gambling at MGM Resorts and BetMGM
  • Healthy Play: Our Common Goal
  • Remote Voluntary Self-Exclusion and Digital Marketing of Online Support
  • Evolving Supports for Players at Risk: Canada’s Leadership Opportunities