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What is Gambling?

Gambling is taking part in a game during which you risk money, or something of monetary value, in order to win money or a prize. The outcome of the game is usually down to chance, so you might leave with less money than you started off with, and sometimes with nothing at all.

What types of games are gambling?

Lots of people enjoy gambling and it’s not a bad thing, but it can be risky so we need to keep ourselves informed and make responsible choices.

Odds & Chance

Do you know the difference?

Dive deeper into the concepts on how chance works so you can make smart choices no matter what game you play.


Is anything truly random?

When you gamble, it may seem like you’re in control of what’s happening, but you’re not—in fact, it’s completely random.

Need Help?

Get in touch with the support you deserve.

Call the NWT Help Line 1-800-661-0844

Nunavut’s Kamatsiaqtut Help Line’s numbers are 867-979-3333 or 1-800-265-3333.