Publish: 02.09.2017

Loto-Quebec Using VR To Help Jackpot Winners

In a statement, Loto-Quebec said they decided to use VR technology in order to “to sensitize lottery winners and give them the tools required to confront real-life situations.”

Canadian online casino players all dream of hitting that huge score for life changing money.

However, it’s an unfortunate reality that many people who receive a huge windfall of cash find themselves unprepared for the changes it brings.

If that happens, they can quickly find themselves in over their head with unforeseen problems:

These can take many forms – friends and family asking for money, an inability to control spending habits, and even predatory behavior from total strangers looking to take advantage. To help combat these scenarios, Loto-Quebec is taking the innovative approach of using VR to prepare jackpot winners for their new life.

Practicing Your New Reality

In a statement, Loto-Quebec said they decided to use VR technology in order to “to sensitize lottery winners and give them the tools required to confront real-life situations.”

This will presumably take the form of simulating new, everyday occurrences such as people asking for money. It could also be helpful in training big winners on the tactics that thieves might use when targeting them.

Program Will Add to Existing Help

Of course, Loto-Quebec already has a program set up to help those who win transition into their new lifestyle. In fact, there are approximately 1,500 people a year who are enrolled after winning more than $25,000 in prize money. But currently, this is limited to contacting them at the eight and twenty-four month mark after their big win.

Now, with the addition of the VR support to the program, it’s expected that more training and services will be made available in order to help prize winners who suddenly face “important decisions, both on the emotional and financial level.”

Given the nature of the threat, it’s easy to see why this is an important step forward in protecting the modern online casino and lotto player by equipping them with modern tools.