While our focus is on Community level harms and solutions, we know that many individuals are seeking resources. Here are a few. All these are free services:

Bet Blocker: Online Access Restriction and Parental Controls: https://betblocker.org/
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 for. 

Nova Scotia Addiction Services: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/addictions/

It’s never too soon – or too late – to get help. Even if you’re not ready to make a change just yet, you can still get information, advice, and support.
It’s free of charge to all Nova Scotians. Just like any medical record, your information and consultation is kept confidential.
The Addiction Services office nearest you could be in a professional centre, a mall, or in another healthcare facility. If you would prefer to visit a location outside your community, you can do that, too. Check Addiction Services offices to find help and support near you.  

Voluntary Self-Exclusion from Nova Scotia Casinos: https://yourbestbet.ca/resources/voluntary-self-exclusion/ 

The VSE Program is there to help you. All you have to do is visit the Responsible Gambling Resource Centre (located at both Nova Scotia casinos) or call (902) 424-8663 (Halifax) or (902) 563-3797 (Sydney) to speak with one of our professional and friendly staff. You can also ask any casino staff member for help. From there, you will meet with security staff to begin your enrollment process, which will include signing an agreement and having your picture taken (to help with detection so staff can help you keep your self-exclusion agreement).

Currently, Nova Scotia offers the program on an indeterminate ban-length basis. This means there is no end date to your exclusion without requesting reinstatement. The Utility and Review Board, an independent board, handles the reinstatement process.

Being excluded from the Casinos means that you will no longer have access to the gaming floors, nor will you receive marketing materials or email from the Casinos.

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