Understanding how much gambling may cost over time can help you stay within your entertainment budget.

Cost of Play Calculator

Randomness and house advantage in gambling ensures that gambling operators make money over time, which means that players lose money over time.

A good question to ask might be: "How much money is gambling going to cost me?" Check out our cost of play calculator to estimate what your gambling may be costing per hour, per month or per year.

Gaming Activity Report

A Gaming Activity Report can tell you how much you’ve spent on slot machines based on your Club Card use. Use it to monitor your gambling budget and to set spending limits that are sensible for you.

Gaming Activity Reports provide information on:

  • Dollars played
  • Dollars won
  • Jackpots won
  • Estimated win/loss total (on a quarterly or annual basis)

SAMPLE REPORT

For your personalized Gaming Activity Report, bring your Club Card and photo I.D. to a GameSense Info Centre or speak with the Operations Manager at the Shark Club.

Talking to Your Kids About Gambling

Research indicates that kids look to their parents first for advice and guidance so knowing the facts about gambling and starting the conversation earlier means kids will be better prepared to make informed choices.

As a parent or concerned adult, you can’t necessarily keep kids from gambling, but you can learn how to address the issue.

How to start the conversation:

  • Arm yourself with good information about how gambling works.
  • Bring the conversation up naturally, like when watching poker on TV or during the announcement about the latest lottery winner.
  • Pose hypothetical questions to get the conversation started. Maybe ask how they'd feel about betting and losing one of their prized possessions.
  • Let kids know your expectations about their involvement in gambling, and your reasons for them.
  • Ask lots of questions and listen carefully. It's a great way to discover what they know and dispel any misconceptions.
  • Talk to them about the difference between skill-based games (like video games and sports) where practice can pay off, versus gambling where the outcome is random and chance-based.