(Sept. 8/14) The Government of Nova Scotia is removing the My-Play System from Nova Scotia’s video lottery terminals (VLTs), as it’s not meeting objectives. Systems started to be disabled on Sept. 8. Other mandatory responsible gambling features will remain on VLTs to help players manage their playing activity, including mandatory cash outs.
The My-Play System became mandatory on all VLTs in the province in April 2012, and a My-Play card was required. The goal was to give players information about their current and past VLT activity, to help them make informed decisions and reduce problem gambling. Despite efforts to promote the responsible gambling features, only a small percentage of players were using the real-time and historical information.