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The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

How is the funding level determined in your jurisdiction or program for the gaming or gambling program? This can include interventions anywhere in the continuum of care, i.e. prevention, protection, harm minimization, treatment, or other?   One source located is a collection of USA state expenditures. Like Canada, the approach differs from state to state/province to province:

2016 Survey of Problem Gambling Services in the United States led by Jeff Marotta et al. which can be seen at

Thank you for weighing ion one this topic. No specific formula, or fixed amount (and budget lines) are also useful info.
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Hi Olive

Here in Ontario, Canada, a certain amount of annual gambling revenues is directed towards gambling research, prevention, and treatment. I believe this was based on an agreement that accompanied the opening of casinos in the Province in the 1990s. The money is directed through our Ministry of Health. I think it was 2% of slot machine revenues from the slots at racetracks program.

In my view, we were well funded as a result of that original decision and it worked well for many years, Recently, those venues were privatized. The funding has remained but it is no longer clear how the level of funding is determined.


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Hi Stephen

It is great to read your post. Can you let me know where I could find a reference for this? Is it in legislation, an annual report or suchlike? It would be wise to add the reference to my report.


Olive M. Moase

Policy Analyst, Health Policy and Programs Section,
Health Policy and Programs Division,
PEI Department of Health and Wellness,
Sullivan Building, Room #307,
16 Fitzroy Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
Canada C1A 7N8

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Hi Olive

I can't find the original document but it is called Ontario's problem-gambling Strategy and it has been in existence since 1996. Since 1999, it has been funded by a formula of 2 percent of gross slot machine revenue from charity casinos and slots at racetracks. The Strategy has a three-pronged approach consisting of treatment, prevention/awareness and research.

I have attached a review of the strategy that was conducted in 2005. You can also find some information about it at the link below:



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