Responsible Gambling Features on VLTs
VLTs are a form
of gambling entertainment. Most people who gamble do not experience
problems. However, some people do, and the AGLC is committed
to encouraging the responsible use of its products.
requires knowledge and understanding of what gambling is and
how to apply your own strategies to keep it fun. Responsible
Gaming Features (RGFs) were added to VLTs in 2003-2004 and
are designed to help players better manage their time and
The features include:
- A scrolling banner message with the toll free
help-line number. The Problem Gambling Help Line is manned by professionals
able to assist players in obtaining counselling services.
- A pop-up reminder indicating amount of time spent with
a question on continuing or ending play.
- Credits and the equivalent dollar amount shown on the
screen to help players keep track of how much money they
- A 24 hour clock on the screen helps players better manage the time spent playing VLTs
These features are
one component of the overall plan to encourage responsible
gambling. The AGLC continues to work closely with AHS to
promote responsible gambling and to address problem gambling
treatment and prevention.
If you are experiencing
problems with alcohol, gambling, tobacco or other drugs –
AHS can help. Call 1-866-332-2322 for Information,
support and referral.