EDMONTON, Canada - As reported by the Edmonton Journal: Gamblers playing the odds at the casino in the West Edmonton Mall are getting the lowdown on how the house is stacked against them.
Palace Casino in Edmonton sobering fact is one of many bits of information that make up a new initiative to promote responsible gambling in Alberta casinos.
“The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, in partnership with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, today opened a Responsible Gambling Information Centre at the Palace Casino in the West Edmonton Mall. A second such centre will open in Calgary later this spring.
“The centre will provide patrons with information about the financial cost of play, house advantage and the voluntary self-exclusion program. It will be open Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m. and will be staffed by an AADAC-trained counselor who can assist problem gamblers in getting help.
“The project, expected to cost $300,000, will continue until March 2008. Evaluations will be done to determine if it has been effective in cutting down on problem gambling….”
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