Responsible Gambling Council

All in for Safer Gambling.

The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is a respected, independent non-profit organization. We have been a leader in the prevention of problem gambling in Canada and globally for 40 years.

We believe that gambling should not cause harm to people or the communities in which they live. We exist to ensure that gambling safeguards are in place, to promote the wellbeing of all those we serve. We seek to influence positive change, advance responsible gambling, and lead standards, because we believe that:

  • People have a right to be aware of gambling’s inherent risks, know how to prevent harm, and to have access to support when they need it
  • By creating new knowledge about gambling’s impact through research, we can constantly move practices forward and prevent harm
  • Gambling regulations should put the public’s safety and wellbeing first
  • Partnerships with the gambling industry can minimize the risks to operators’ customers, reputations and business performance
  • Supporting the health of the player base is the only way for the gambling industry to be sustainable
  • Creating safe, manageable gambling behaviours benefits both players and the industry

Our Vision: A world where gambling never comes at a human cost

Our vision is rooted in the pillars of prevention (helping to prevent gambling harms in the first place) and mitigation (helping individuals and organizations take effective action when problems arise).

Our Mission:

We unite people and organizations to minimize gambling’s human impact, driving knowledge, dialogue, and action forward to prevent gambling harm and offer support.

We are committed to working with operators, regulators, communities, and individuals, as well as all other stakeholders whose goal is to reduce the risks of gambling.

When gambling doesn’t come at a human cost:

  • The industry and its operators are committed to harm prevention strategies and conduct business with mitigation in mind
  • Regulations put the safety and wellbeing of the public first
  • Researchers advance knowledge on the impacts of gambling to further best practices for all
  • Players benefit by understanding and using safeguards and supports when they need
  • The public recognizes the risks that come with gambling

We assist operators and regulators by:

  • Creating and sharing knowledge to advance responsible gambling
  • Leading jurisdictional reviews and program development and support
  • Providing training and advisory services for operators and their employees
  • Establishing standards and providing accreditation for land-based or internet gambling
  • Bringing stakeholders from across the globe together to promote dialogue and advance best practices

We assist people and communities by:

  • Empowering those who choose to gamble to make informed choices
  • Building awareness and understanding of the risks associated with gambling and the strategies to prevent problem gambling and reduce harm
  • Helping connect those affected by their own or their loved ones’ gambling to community supports

Our Core Values


Our belief in human dignity and respect drives us to build a positive future for everyone. We apply our knowledge to create conditions that promote positive behavioural change.


We strive to meet the highest standards of professionalism and impartiality. We hold ourselves responsible for all that we do.


We believe it takes courage to make real change in the world. We appreciate the confidence in others and we are never afraid to offer honest, evidence-informed perspectives, even if they conflict with conventional wisdom.


We are inventive, resourceful, curious, and inquisitive by nature. As the world keeps changing, we are always seeking new ways to turn knowledge into action.

Read our five-year strategic plan

Our Game Changer strategic plan outlines how we plan to promote wellbeing amid the inherent risks of gambling.

Download the Strategic Plan

2022–2023 Annual Report

Insight Driven, People Centric is a clear demonstration of the efforts and achievements made throughout the year to fulfil our mission.

Read the 2022-2023 Annual Report

Get in touch with us

If you have questions or general comments, you can call, email or send us a message.

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