As fellow Manitobans we care about our customers’ well-being and commit to helping them have positive experiences with our products. We understand this is important for our province and our people, and we know it’s in everyone’s long term best interest to build a healthy and sustainable customer base.
Helping customers enjoy gambling purely as a great form of entertainment is the goal of GameSense. GameSense aims to dispel commonly held myths, provides information on how the games work and provides our customers with tips to help keep their gaming experience fun.
For customers who choose to include alcohol as part of their social life, DrinkSense can help them maintain a lifestyle that includes alcohol mixed with non-drinking days and an understanding of how to minimize short and long term alcohol related risks.
We support people who are concerned about their drinking or gambling by referring them to helplines, treatment services, financial counselling and other support services. We also fund organizations that deliver problem gambling and alcohol addiction services in Manitoba to make sure help is available for those who need it.
Lottery retailer training focuses on age identification requirements, player information and the availability of problem gambling support services.
Through the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, employees at liquor vendors, beer vendors and video lotto (VLT) sites are trained on the responsible sale of alcohol, VLT responsible gambling and player information, as well as problem gambling services.
All casino and Liquor Mart employees take social responsibility training. Liquor vendors, beer vendors and VLT site staff receive social responsibility training through the LGA. Lottery retailers are trained on selling responsibly.
50% of alcohol consumers in Manitoba were aware of our DrinkSense program, up from 46% last year.
36% of gamblers in Manitoba were aware of our GameSense program, up from 31% last year.
$5.3 million in funding provided to the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba for addictions awareness, treatment and evaluation in 2019/20.