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Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling

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Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Lions Den

347 Burnham Street

Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

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Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling
Steve Keller | YMCA

Date:

February 5, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Location:

Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Lions Den (Basement)
347 Burnham St.
Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

The entrance to the Lions Den is on the far left of the Lions Centre on the east side. The Den is located in the basement of the building.

Course Description:

The Game-Bling Workshop aims to develop and enhance critical thinking by exploring the impact of technology on the gambling market, the blurred lines between gaming and gambling and underage ‘gambling’ opportunities (e-sports, fantasy sports, ‘gambling’ in video games, skins, loot crates/supply drops, freemium gaming/in-app purchases, skins betting, etc.). In this workshop, warning signs of problematic behaviours including excessive video gaming, technology use, social gaming and gambling are discussed. Harm reduction strategies and support resources are provided.

Learn more about the ESRB and how ratings on games are not legal limits (versus limits on gambling, drinking, and smoking), but are in essence forms of harm reduction intended to inform the buyer of the content that exists in the game they are purchasing.

Facilitator Biography:

Steve Keller | YMCA
Steve Keller, B. Ed., is the Youth Gambling Awareness Program Youth Outreach Worker at the YMCA of Central East Ontario.

Who Should Attend?

QoC training sessions are designed for helping professionals in the Peterborough area.

Tickets are sold on a cost-recovery basis. Bursaries are available upon request. Coffee, tea, and snacks are included.

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347 Burnham Street

Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

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