Bruce Dienes

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 [...]

Gambling harms affect us all (Infographic)

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 [...]

GRINS Legion Award Poster

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Note: This new software is still in Beta versions, not yet in final release. BetBlocker is a free tool to help you control your gambling. Install it on as many devices as you like and you can block yourself from accessing over 4300 gambling websites. You can select how long you want to be blocked [...]

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 [...]