Responsible gambling training is provided to all VLT operators.  Several features are available on the VLTs to assist players in managing their play:

  • Gambling helpline number advertised on all machines
  • ​On-screen clock which displays real time
  • All wagers and amounts won are displayed in dollar amounts
  • Pop-up reminders will occur after 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes of play with a cash out warning at 140 minutes of play.  Mandatory cash-out from game occurs at 150 minutes of play
  • Maximum amount that a player can bet on one play is $2.50
  • Highest prize in any game ranges from $500 in NB and NL and $1,000 in PEI and NS
  • When a player’s bank reaches $60, the bill validator will not accept additional funds
  • Automatic cash out activated when player’s bank reaches $1,000

There are also voluntary features available on VLTs in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.  They include:

  • the ability to set money and time limits;
  • the ability to track historical money and time played; and
  • a self-assessment tool and an RG tutorial