Kts2 tackles gambling problem


People 18 to 24 years old are at the highest risk of developing a gambling problem. The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) launched kts2, a new gambling  problem awareness program at UTM.  The RGC is an independent, non-profit organization committed to problem gambling prevention. RGC designs and delivers highly effective awareness programs, like kts2.

Created by the RGC, kts2 looks at the real chances of winning and losing, highlights signs of problem gambling, shares local problem gambling services and suggests ways to keep gambling safer.

kts2 builds on the successes of RGCs Know the Score program and incorporates social media to reach more students.  kts2 has a strong online presence with a Facebook page, travel diary blog and interactive website where students can test their knowledge about gambling. kts2 uses Bluetooth technology to capture students attention within display perimeters on campus.

It is critical that young adults who are at risk of developing a gambling problem have the knowledge and support to make informed decisions, said Lisa Couperus, manager of Special Projects and Programs at RGC. With this age group, connectivity is the thing. kts2 communicates in multiple, youth-friendly ways.  We are always searching for novel ways to extend the reach of our messages.
kts2 offers specialized content modules so colleges and universities can customize the program on their campus.  kts2 topics focus on poker, sports betting or casino gambling.

Students learned about ways to identify and avoid gambling-related problems when kts2 visited UTM on November 2 and
November 3.