Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

Last fall, we marked the 15th annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) campaign with the message Balance is the Name of the Game.

  • Achieved 100% of its objectives
  • More than 4,000 unique visitors
  • Nearly 600 Nova Scotians entered the contest
  • Learn more about Responsible Gambling Awareness at yourbestbet.ca

Training for Excellence in Responsible Gambling

Everyone who works in the industry plays an important role in making sure gambling is fun and safe, through skills they learn through NSPLCC’s annual training programs.

Training has been developed by third-party responsible gambling experts, and every Casino Nova Scotia employee receives annual training. Atlantic Lottery delivers the training on behalf of NSPLCC to ticket and video lottery retailers.

  • More than 500 Nova Scotians directly work in gaming industry
  • 1,350 small businesses represent indirect jobs
  • 100% of all employees are trained on responsible gambling


is a designated ticket lottery program that makes a meaningful impact in Nova Scotia’s sport community.

  • Contributed nearly $35 million since inception.
  • Over 125,000 Nova Scotians benefit each year.

Each year, NSPLCC provides funding to Sport Nova Scotia who manages the program. Working together, these are a few of the great events we’ve put on this past year.

Grow your Game

More than 30,000 votes were cast for community groups across the province during ‘Grow your Game’ an online contest put on by NSPLCC and Sport Nova Scotia. Cantley Village Recreation Association won the top prize of $10,000.



Cheering for our Olympians

Nova Scotians gathered to cheer on their fellow Olympians in both the Olympics and Paralympics at the Halifax Central Library. NSPLCC was proud to host the event with the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic.

Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame

NSPLCC supported the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame’s induction night, which added more deserving Nova Scotians to its Hall of Fame.

Sport Nova Scotia Awards

Every year our friends at Sport Nova Scotia honour Nova Scotian athletes, teams and coaches in a special awards night. NSPLCC was proud to sponsor the event through Support4Sport.


is a designated lottery program that supports arts, culture and heritage in communities across Nova Scotia.

  • Introduced in 2013
  • Contributed more than $8 million
  • Benefited 360 aspiring artists and community arts, culture and heritage organizations since it began.
  • Sponsored 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia


Nova Scotians are happy to help each other and give to a good cause. In fact, in 2016-17, Nova Scotians donated more than $116,000 for good causes in their community including the Mulgrave Volunteer Fire Department, Pictou County Special Olympics, and the Sydney YMCA by participating in Support4Communities sponsored events.

  • Helped organizations across the province host 14 Monte Carlo nights
  • Raised over $945,000 in 10 years at NSPLCC sponsored Community Casino Nights.

Spotlight on Community Seminars

NSPLCC has helped several communities with information sessions on how to host charitable gaming fundraisers, such as Casino-themed Monte Carlo Nights. In partnership with the Alcohol Gaming Fuel and Tobacco Division (AGFTD), we hosted seminars with over 50 attendees throughout in Yarmouth, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney, Truro and Dartmouth. In addition to learning about Casino Nights, attendees are also learning about hosting charitable bingo and Chase the Ace.

In addition to learning about Casino Nights, attendees are also learning about hosting charitable bingo and Chase the Ace.

Revitalizing our Casinos

The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation operates Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and in Sydney. In 2016-17, they invested $1 million to revitalize the Sydney casino, and are making additional investments to renovate the Halifax location.

Sydney casino:

  • Refreshed gaming floor
  • Expanded Ceilidh room
  • Enhanced entertainment options
  • Renovated restaurant

These investments keep our province’s entertainment attractions appealing to Nova Scotians and visitors who choose to gamble.