People at Greater Risk of Gambling Harms

Although most Canadians can gamble without issues, all Canadians who gamble are at some level of risk of harms related to gambling.

However, some people are at greater risk of gambling-related harms. The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines might not be suitable for these people. People for whom the following conditions apply should consider gambling less than the guidelines recommend or not at all:

  • If you experience problems from alcohol, cannabis or other substance use;
  • If you experience problems with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; or
  • If you have a personal or family history of problems with gambling.
Some People are More Likely to Experience Harms from Gambling [poster]

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