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

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New to Canada

New to gambling?

Most newcomers find success in this country. In fact, statistics show their average income is higher than native-born Canadians. 

However, if you’re a newcomer, you know that there’s often a long struggle before you reach your goals. Underemployment, social isolation and learning a new language can take a toll. 

Gambling is often attractive to newcomers because it can seem like a solution to every financial problem. Playing the slots at the casino also helps pass the time.

Not everyone who is new to Canada understands the risks of gambling

If you haven’t seen or heard media coverage on the subject, you may not understand the risks of gambling. Add to that the unique challenges of coming to Canada, newcomers may be at a higher risk of developing gambling problems.

Watch this video on New Beginnings

Chen's story


"I was ashamed because it was no good for my wife and children."

Read Chen's story.

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