N.S. to eliminate lifetime ban for gamblers in self-exclusion program

A Nova Scotia program that includes a mandatory lifetime casino ban for problem gamblers is to be revamped to potentially allow people to return to casinos.

Proposed legislation would allow for variable time lengths for the voluntary self-exclusion program.

Finance Minister Karen Casey says Nova Scotia was the only province that imposed a lifetime ban, and experts say that can act as a deterrent to people who otherwise would enrol in the program to take short-term breaks from casino gambling.

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