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Problem Gambling Prevention Week

Problem Gambling Prevention Week (PGPW) is a program of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC).

The Council is an independent non-profit organization committed to problem gambling prevention. RGC works to reduce gambling risks by creating and delivering innovative awareness and information programs. It also promotes the adoption of improved play safeguards through best practices research, standards development and the RG Check accreditation program.

Problem Gambling Prevention Week (PGPW) focuses community attention on the risks of gambling, ways to limit those risks, realistic expectations of winning and losing and where to get help if you have a problem.

PGPW brings together stakeholders who want to reduce the risk of problem gambling, including local counselling agencies, governments and gambling providers. PGPW reaches over three million Ontario households through interactive awareness displays, local advertising and activities.

If you are concerned about your gambling, or the gambling of someone you care about, there is free and confidential help.

RGC gratefully acknowledges the Government of Ontario for its support of Problem Gambling Prevention Week. We also thank our community partners for helping us spread these important messages across Ontario.