The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Responsible Gambling Council , Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment and Niagara Falls Mayor, Jim Diodati celebrated the grand opening of a redesigned and relocated PlaySmart Centre at Fallsview Casino Resort on Friday, September 29th. OLG says the new centre enhances the overall gaming experience by creating a more inviting and informative educational space for players to take a break, learn, and access advice and resources to support positive play and help keep fun in the game. In its new location in the Galleria by Ponte Vecchio, the centre is expected to attract even more visitors to check out the interactive tools and responsible gambling resources available for players.
The PlaySmart program helps players build knowledge, understand the risks, gain insights into personal playing behaviours and engage in positive play habits. It also includes My PlayBreak — one of the first voluntary self-exclusion programs in Canada — which helps players who want to take a break from play. PlaySmart Centres are located at all Ontario casinos and charitable gaming centres and are operated on behalf of OLG by the RGC. Since April 2019, these centres have received over half a million visitors. Last year alone, the PlaySmart Centre at Fallsview helped more than 13,000 people.