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Responsible Gambling - VLTs


ATM Policy

In July of 2006, the AGLC instituted the ATM policy in VLT establishments. This policy stipulates that VLT retailers must ensure that any ATMs located in their premises are at least 15 feet away from the nearest VLT.

Studies have shown that the break in rhythm that results from leaving the VLT to walk the 15 feet (or more) to the ATM can be enough to prompt VLT players to ‘pause and reflect’ on their motivations for withdrawing funds, possibly prompting them to change their minds and not follow through with the withdrawal.

Read about the Responsible Gambling Features on VLTs and how they help players better manage their time and money…


The AGLC is committed to responsible gambling. To help gaming licensees and the public meet the social responsibility requirements set out in legislation, regulation and policy, the AGLC has developed a number of programs and tools. For more information about them, refer to the menu on the left.

The Alberta Lottery Fund provides funding towards Alberta Health Services' budget for gambling and liquor addiction education, prevention and treatment programs and services.

The purpose of the new joint Problem and Responsible Gambling Strategy is to continually review emerging trends and issues in the field to ensure a shared understanding and commitment to priorities and actions in the problem and responsible gambling area.

The strategy is posted here for your information.



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