Responsible Gambling: What is the Responsibility of the Gambler and of the Operator in Self-Exclusion and Pre-commitment (Smart Card) programs?


  • Robert Ladouceur Université Laval de Québec


This keynote address will first present the basic elements of Responsible Gambling.  In order to illustrate the application of the Model, two programs, Self-Exclusion and Pre-commitment (Smart Card), will be reviewed.  The strengths and limitations of each program will be highlighted and their efficacy will be discussed in the perspective of scientific inquiry.  Finally, the responsibility of each party involved will be questioned and some avenues for improving these programs will be suggested.