SOURCE: Responsible Gambling Council

Responsible Gambling Council

SOURCE: GameBrain

GameBrain

October 28, 2015 13:57 ET

Responsible Gambling Council Returns This Fall With Game Brain an Interactive Game Show Touring Ontario High Schools

Hosted by Jason Agnew and Matt Philips, From YTV's Splatalot

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) - The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is returning this fall to Ontario high schools with Game Brain, its hit, interactive, educational game show. Hosted by Jason Agnew and Matt Philips, Game Brain was widely applauded in Fall 2014 by students and faculty members, as being both highly entertaining and informative.

"The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to bring this exciting new format back to Ontario students," says Kevin Noel, COO of RGC. "It is estimated that 2 out of 3 students between the ages of 15-17 have gambled in the last year. And once they reach 18, their risk of developing a problem almost doubles. That's why it's important to get this message out to students now, before a problem starts."

The one-hour show includes five game show-style activities designed to inform and engage students, who form teams and answer questions about the realities of gambling, what someone risks losing, signs of a problem, avoiding the risks and available help resources.

"Matt and I are excited to hit the road again with Game Brain," said Jason Agnew, host of Game Brain. "It was so much fun last year, not only for us, but also for the thousands of students who got a chance to take part in the interactive game show. It was a great opportunity to share with our high school audiences important information about gambling risks, how to avoid them and get help if need be."

As part of its social media campaign to reach those students who do not have the opportunity to see the show live, the RGC will also be offering Ontario students a chance to win a $500 gift certificate for Amazon.ca to help out with the costs of going to school.

RGC introduced Game Brain in Fall 2014 after a successful decade-long run of dramatic productions. To find out more about Game Brain visit www.GameBrain.ca. Information on our High School contest can be found at our FaceBook page, GameBrainCa.

About RGC
The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention. RGC works to reduce gambling risks by creating and delivering innovative awareness and information programs, for a wide range of different groups including youth and young adults.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Alison Reid
    Social Media Consultant
    Responsible Gambling Council
    Tel: 416-499-9800 ext 227
    Email: alisonr@rgco.org