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Who is RGC?

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

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Youth and Young Adults

What are your odds?

If you’re between 18 and 24 years old, you’re in the age group that’s at the highest risk of developing a gambling problem.

You are exposed to gambling images every day - from lottery tickets at the store to poker tournaments on TV and online. And while gambling is illegal for teens, research shows many do bet on sports and purchase lottery tickets.

Compared to adults, young people are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop a gambling problem.

Oliver

At the height of Oliver's gambling problem, a 'typical night out' was anything but.

Read Oliver's story.

Learn More

RGC provides programs and resources that can help you make informed decisions about gambling – and avoid risky gambling behaviours:

  • Visit SafeorSorry.ca to explore myths about gambling and safer gambling tips, and complete our quiz

  • Heading to university or college next year? kts2.ca is an interactive problem gambling awareness program that happens online and on campuses in Ontario

  • Or check out our Youth Drama program, which brings plays such as Scared Money to high schools across Ontario