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The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention.

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30 Years: By the Numbers

In 2013, RGC reached its 30th year of operations.

Here is a look at some of the many ways that RGC has reached people in the last 30 years.
Building Knowledge and Creating Solutions since 1983

2 CEOs | 5 Insight Projects | 50 RG Check accredited or in-process venues | 1200 Newscan subscribers | 250,000 students who've seen an RGC drama | 350,000 students reached by Know the Score | 749,000 reach through RGRCs | 325 million reach through PGPW | 700 million impressions for social marketing campaigns
Here are just some of the milestones of the Responsible Gambling Council since its founding in 1983.

1983 – Tibor Barsony founded Canadian Foundation on Compulsive Gambling

1994 – Awareness program for patrons of Windsor Casino launched

1995 – Hosting of Canada’s first conference on problem gambling

1998 – Jon Kelly named CEO

2000 – First youth drama, after the beep, performed

2001 – CFCG becomes Responsible Gambling Council

2001 – Tim Hurson elected Board Chair

2001 – ‘Measuring Gambling and Problem Gambling in Ontario’ released

2002 – Know the Score program piloted in Ontario

2002 – First Discovery Conference 

2003 – First Canadian Gambling Digest released

2004 – Problem gambling awareness program Within Limits launches

2004 – Know the Score expands to Nova Scotia

2005 – BetCheck launches

2005 – 2-year pilot of Responsible Gaming Information Centre (RGIC) begins

2005 – friends4friends social marketing campaign debuts

2008 – Comprehensive report on emerging best practices in self-exclusion released

2008 – Terry Finn elected Board Chair

2008 – RGIC becomes Responsible Gaming Resource Centre

2009 – RG Index created

2009 – The RGC Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices launches

2009 – RGRCs expand to 24 Ontario locations

2009 – RGC brochures published in 11 languages 

2011 – Cost2Play calculator launches

2012 – Safe or Sorry social marketing campaign launches 

2012 – First gaming venue receives RG Check accreditation