GameSense Advisors at McPhillips Station and Club Regent Casinos are available between 2 and 10 p.m. daily to discuss any gaming related questions you may have. Try our interactive resources that explain randomness, house advantage and what it costs to play over time so you can learn the games and keep it fun.
The GameSense Advisors can also provide support and assistance for people concerned about their gambling, if needed.
McPhillips Station Casino 204-985-1240
Club Regent Casino 204-985-0419
Research indicates that kids look to their parents first for advice and guidance so knowing the facts about gambling and starting the conversation earlier means kids will be better prepared to make informed choices.
As a parent or concerned adult, you can’t necessarily keep kids from gambling. But you can learn how to address the issue. Want to talk to your kids about gambling? Read on to learn more.
How to start the conversation:
Use your GameSense by arming yourself with good information about how gambling works.
Bring the conversation up naturally, like when watching poker on TV or during the announcement about the latest lottery winner.
Pose hypothetical questions to get the conversation started. Maybe ask how they'd feel about betting, and losing one of their prized possessions.
Let kids know your expectations about their involvement in gambling, and your reasons for them.
Ask lots of questions and listen carefully. It's a great way to discover what they know and dispel any misconceptions.
Talk to them about the difference between skill-based games (like video games and sports) where practice can pay off, versus gambling where the outcome is random and chance-based.
If you have specific concerns about your child or teenager, you can call the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-463-1554.
VLTs in Manitoba have built-in features that help you think about how much time and money you’ve spent while playing. The features can help you keep your gambling fun. Like all gambling, the more you play, the more you pay.
Features include an on-screen clock, the ability to set time limits, coin-in shown as cash not credits, bill acceptor limits, on-screen responsible gaming information and problem gambling helpline information.
A Gaming Activity Report can tell you how much you’ve spent on slot machines based on your Club Card use. Use it to monitor your gambling budget and to set spending limits that are sensible for you.
Gaming Activity Reports provide information on:
Estimated win/loss total (on a quarterly or annual basis)
For your personalized Gaming Activity Report, bring your Club Card and photo I.D. to a GameSense Info Centre or speak with the operations manager at the Shark Club