The newest poll from Angus Reid shows one in four Canadians have been personally affected by gambling.
Results show about 1.7 million people have a gambling problem or know someone close to them who has one.
47 per cent of those polled don’t think provincial governments do enough to prevent addiction.
More than half of British Columbians say video lottery terminals should be removed from bars and pubs to help prevent abuse.
Online gambling was considered the most harmful.
Between 2013 and 2014, B.C. raised $2.1 Billion in gambling revenue.