Monday, January 21, 2008

NDP calls for VLT player tracking and intervention

The Government of Nova Scotia is planning to implement a new system for players of video lottery terminals (VLTs), requiring players to use a personal card so they can track their wins and losses, and put limits on their own playing. The system allows the players to remain anonymous. NDP Gambling Critic, Howard Epstein, wants the system to be changed so that the government knows how much players are losing so they can intervene if it appears to be a problem. The privacy issues in this one are obvious. See: Nova Scotia News - - NDP: No anonymous VLT cards - Counsellors should contact gamblers with big losses, critic says.

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