Gambling on Addiction : How Governments Rely on Problem Gamblers

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In 2016, people in Canada spent more than $13 billion on legal, and government-run gambling. Just to get an idea how much is that, it was more than the people spent on movies, hockey tickets, Tim-Horton’s, combined. Think about that for a second.

Governments love revenue from gambling. But this documentary explores a dirty little secret. And that is how much governments rely on problem gamblers to raise revenue. Is the government actually preying on gamblers? Is the government secretly hoping for more addict gamblers?

The government of Canada promotes responsible gambling. However, this documentary reveals exactly how and why government programs are failing to keep addicts out of the casino. It is the dark side and secret of government-run gambling.

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