Richmond could be one of the communities to benefit after more than a million dollars was created by the provincial government to tackle gambling addiction.
The B.C. government announced two weeks ago that $1.2 million in funding would be immediately dedicated to new, front-line, out-of-casino services such as early intervention, counselling and harm reduction – run by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch (GPEB).
However, that cash wont be available to the GPEB until April 1, when it transfers the running of the GameSense Advisory program to the BCLC.
GPEB will keep the $1.2 million in funding that was previously dedicated to …
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