Ontario Re-Launches My PlayBreak

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This week the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that it was re-launching its My PlayBreak self-exclusion service, which is part of the larger PlaySmart program.

The service will allow players to voluntarily self-exclude from being able to play at an Ontarioland casino, online at OLG.ca, or through a Charitable Gaming Centre within the province. The tool has self-exclusion periods of three months, six months, and then from one year up to five years.

For those that choose to self-exclude, consultation from the province's Responsible Gambling Council is available. The RGC is willing to make calls to offer support and treatment for players if needed.

Regarding the launch, OLG Senior VP Alexandra Aguzzi said, "OLG prioritizes player health and is focused on continuous improvement of its RG programming.

"My PlayBreak is just one of the RG tools in OLG's sophisticated and unmatched PlaySmart portfolio that is integrated across multiple product lines to help customers create and maintain healthy habits that enable a lifetime of sustainable play."

The Responsible Gaming Council's Shelley White added: "RGC commends OLG on its launch of My PlayBreak as part of its globally recognized responsible gambling program - PlaySmart.

"This new program offers a more person-centred approach that is not only more accessible but will also support positive outcomes for those participating. RGC is proud to provide services to OLG in the day-to-day operations of PlaySmart Centres on-site at 29 casinos in Ontario which also support 37 charitable gaming centres.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.