Aug 23, 2011 - Studies Confirm Benefits of Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
Two independent reviews indicate the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's (BCLC) Voluntary Self Exclusion (VSE) program is effective and provide recommendations to further strengthen the program.
In 2007, BCLC contracted the BC Centre for Social Responsibility (BCCSR) to conduct a four year longitudinal evaluation of the effectiveness of the VSE program from the perspective of its participants.
In late 2010, the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch and BCLC asked the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices, a Toronto-based agency, to conduct a review of BCLC's VSE program and compare to best practices.
Follow the links below to read BCLC's news release and the related reports:
- BCLC News Release - Independent Studies Confirm Voluntary Self-Exclusion Benefits Participants: Provide Opportunities for Further Enhancement - link is no longer available
- BCLC's Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program: Perceptions and Experiences of a Sample of Program Participants (April 2011) (PDF, 4.1MB)
- RGC Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices - Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program Review - British Columbia (January 2011) (PDF)