It is estimated that 3.5% of Ontario adults are problem gamblers, although about 70% of all Canadians gamble. "Most people don't run into a gambling addiction, but a certain percentage of people will fit into the troubled self-destruct mode and will lose all their financial assets and break up their families very quickly," said Linda Bell, the co-founder of Bellwood Health Service. However, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says it takes problem gambling seriously and has opened 24 responsible gambling resource centers across the province.

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