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Game-Bling: Blurred-Lines Between Gaming and Gambling.

In-person

Games Physical activity & movement Youth & teens
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Date and time

Location

Vellore Village Community Centre

1 Villa Royale Avenue

Vaughan, ON

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

About

This interactive workshop explores unconventional forms of gambling available to youth to differentiate skill-based and chance-based games, activities such as player-pack unlocking, skin betting, e-sports betting, and daily fantasy sports. Join us and learn how to recognize money devaluation as in-game currency and other strategies for safe decisions and support for problem gaming and gambling.

Key Concepts:

- Definition of gambling

- Underage gambling opportunities online and via games

- Differentiating between playing skill-based games and chance-based games

- Impacts of excessive use of technology on health and wellbeing

- Risks and benefits of technology, gambling and gaming

- Signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling)

- Understanding the value of virtual/in-game currency

- Harm reduction strategies

- Information about support services

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Organizer

City of Vaughan

With a population of more than 340,000 residents, Vaughan is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, home to more than 217 ethnic or cultural origins with 113 different languages spoken. It is a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and equity-based community that recognizes and celebrates arts, culture and heritage.

We recognize that Vaughan is situated in the Territory and Treaty 13 lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. The City of Vaughan is currently home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people today. As representatives of the people of the City of Vaughan, we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and live in this territory.