Government of New Brunswick


Gambling prevalence studies provide an environmental scan of the state of gambling and problem gambling in the New Brunswick. Four gambling related prevalence studies have been conducted in the province to date. General population prevalence studies were conducted in 1992, 1996, 2001 and 2009. A prevalence study focused on substance use and gambling among New Brunswick adults aged 55+ was conducted in 2002.

  • The 2001, 2002 and 2009 prevalence studies may be viewed on the Publications page.

 


The Responsible Gaming Information Centre (RGIC), which is located in Casino New Brunswick, is a service available to casino patrons, casino staff, members of the public, and other professionals wishing information about responsible gaming.

The RGIC is funded by the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation (NBLGC). The NBLGC has partnered with Shepell•fgi, an arm’s length third-party (non-government entity), for the staffing and operation of the RGIC.

The RGIC provides a variety of materials designed to help inform and educate players and others:

  • about gambling in general (e.g., odds, randomness, myths);
  • on how to gamble responsibly (e.g., tips for keeping gambling fun, best practices);
  • about the signs of problem gambling and available treatment services; and
  • on the casino’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion program.
     
Available Responsible Gaming Materials

Several responsible gaming brochures and posters are available at the RGIC:

Brochures:

Posters:

 

Hours of Operation

Open daily : 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)

Responsible Gaming Information Centre
Casino New Brunswick
21 Casino Drive
Moncton, NB E1G 0R7
Telephone: 506-861-4699

The RGIC is located just outside the casino in the pedway going towards the "Centre" (Casino New Brunswick's entertainment venue).

 

    

Stick to Your Game Plan

The following information has been provided to clarify common misconceptions about gambling, recognize the warning signs of problem gambling and know where to get help.  The NBLGC gratefully acknowledges materials developed by the Responsible Gambling Council.

New Brunswickers have many opportunities to gamble. You can play casino games, buy lottery tickets, try your luck at bingo, go to the track or play some other game of chance. While all of these types of gaming activities can be fun and entertaining, they all have an element of risk. People who gamble in a low-risk way see gambling as a form of entertainment. For them, a gambling loss is the cost of entertainment—just like the cost of a restaurant bill or a theatre ticket.

While most gambling doesn’t hurt anyone, some people develop gambling problems. For these people, gambling losses can have a substantial impact on their finances and their lives.

Finding Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing a gambling problem, help and services are offered by the Department of Health. Call 1-800-461-1234 for free, confidential information.

 

Useful Links

Links to other available responsible gaming resources are found on the Links and Resources page.