Call for a National Strategy to Address Gambling-Related Harms in Wake of Sports Betting Boom
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Call for a National Strategy to Address Gambling-Related Harms in Wake of Sports Betting Boom

Recent gambling policy changes in Canada have led to increased opportunities to legally bet on sports and gamble online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Released today, Gambling Availability and Advertising in Canada: A Call to Action looks at the impacts of legal gambling in Canada since the approval of the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting…

Critics sound alarm over online gambling as Halifax casino revenues dwindle

Critics of the gambling industry say they’re concerned about a recent move toward online gambling, especially in light of the Halifax casino’s uncertain future.  Members of the GRINS board are interviewed in this CBC article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/online-casino-gambling-revenues-1.5932404 Elizabeth Stephen, a counselling therapist who works with people with gambling addictions, said news that the Nova Scotia government has cleared the way for…

Nova Scotia is considering dangerous online high-stakes casino. Contact your MLA!
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Nova Scotia is considering dangerous online high-stakes casino. Contact your MLA!

GRINS Press Release January 27, 2020 Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) has opened an online casino in New Brunswick without public consultation. This virtual casino was rolled out quietly as a pilot in the summer of 2020 and ALC aims to expand to other Atlantic provinces.   The online casino is noteworthy for allowing very high…

GRINS gets GANS Community Grant
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GRINS gets GANS Community Grant

We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) to continue our development of a creative and fun interactive workshop that engages participants in simulating the impacts of VLTs on a community. This helps people see beyond the individual harms to the ripple effects that impact those…

POSTPONED: Safer Community Award to Wolfville Legion
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POSTPONED: Safer Community Award to Wolfville Legion

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all events at the Legion in Wolfville have been cancelled for the next while.   We will reschedule once things have stabilized.   Thank you for your interest and support!   Bruce Chair, Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia Society VLT’s Removed from Wolfville Legion Award for Creating Safer Communities to…

Gambling on Addiction – How Governments Rely on Problem Gamblers
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Gambling on Addiction – How Governments Rely on Problem Gamblers

When it comes to gambling, Canadians have plenty of skin in the game. Last year, we spent about $13 billion on legal, government-run gambling. That’s more than we spend on movies, hockey tickets, and Tim Horton’s — combined. Everybody knows that provincial governments in Canada love those gambling revenues, but the dirty little secret is…

Are you interested in helping to create healthy communities?

Are you interested in helping to create healthy communities?

Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia (GRINS) is actively seeking new board members. (Apply here.) WHAT DO WE DO? We are NOT anti-gambling. We work together in community to build informed and caring gambling practices. We raise awareness of the risks and harms gambling can cause in local communities − not only for individuals, but also…

Annual Report 2018
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Annual Report 2018

GRINS-Annual Report March2018 Kings Community Action Group on Gambling officially changed its name to Gambling Risk Informed Nova Scotia Society. This reflects our desire to reach out as a model to other regions of the province and to clarify our purpose to create an informed and caring community that promotes wellness and empowers citizens to…

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