If you gamble, know the risks.

All types of gambling come with risk. Understand how to protect yourself, and if you need it, what to do and where to turn for help.

From online games to charity lotteries to slot machines – all gambling has risk. Whether you win or lose, it can be difficult to spot the risks while you are playing.

For most gambling is an entertaining pastime, however for some, it can become a problem that impacts their health, finances or relationships. Everyone’s experience with gambling is different but we have the tools to help you build a plan to manage the risks, whether it’s for you or someone you care about.

RGC is here to support you so that you can make informed decisions, minimize risks or get help .

How gambling works

Get research-backed facts about gambling, understand popular gambling terms, myths, get answers to your frequently asked questions and more. The more you know about how gambling works, the better equipped you’ll be to make informed decisions about your own gambling, or to speak to your loved ones about their gambling.

What Is Gambling?

What does safer play look like?

Understand the inherent risk of gambling, recognize the signs of risky behaviour, assess your gambling habits, get tips on how to talk to your kids about gambling and more.

What Is Safer Gambling?

Get help for a gambling problem

Get advice on changing gambling behaviour, how to speak to a loved one about their gambling or where to find support or a treatment centre near you. If you or someone you care about is exhibiting risky behaviour, help is available.

Changing Gambling Behaviour

Find gambling support services near you

There’s a support centre ready, willing and able to help you.

Find Local Help

About the Responsible Gambling Council

The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer gambling by influencing positive change and advancing responsible gambling standards in Canada and around the world.

About RGC