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Play now, pay later: legalized internet gambling in British Columbia

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This study examines the provincial government’s decision to expand online gambling services. In particular, the research identifies ways to decrease the problem gambling prevalence rate in British Columbia. Currently, BC has one of the highest problem gambling prevalence rates in Canada. With the increase in online gambling options, and a rise in the weekly deposit limit, the problem gambling prevalence rate could worsen. Using a case study analysis, this capstone looks at the best practices available to combat problem gambling. Incorporating the findings from the case study analysis, I propose several policy options, and evaluate them with four criteria. This process identifies changing deposit limits combined with a new research centre as the best way to help lower the problem gambling prevalence rate in British Columbia.
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