CALGARY - A specialist with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute questions whether gambling is too accessible in the province.
Garry Smith is reacting after the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission announced that it took in $2.2-billion in 2012-13.
Smith says the government needs to take a serious look at the 19,000 VLTs in the province, which he says are the most addictive.
He says that at least 40 per cent of that revenue was collected from problem gamblers.
He says there are 24 casinos in Alberta, way more than any other province.
He notes that Ontario has a much bigger population but only 10 casinos.
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