When you gamble, what you play matters

fast paced online gambling

WHEN YOU GAMBLE, think about the type of game you’re playing. Your choices can make it easier or harder to stick to Canada’s Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines [PDF].


Some types of gambling, such as electronic gaming machines or online poker, are faster paced, involve frequent betting and encourage you to play more often and for longer periods of time, and to spend more money.


Other types of gambling, such as lottery tickets, are slower paced, less intense and involve less spending. For example, someone might buy a ticket weekly or monthly.

Learn more about Canada’s LRGGs [PDF] which gives a summary of advice under three categories: how much; how often; and how many.