Knowing When To Stop
We care and promote responsible gaming for all our clients. It is a cornerstone in maintaining our continued respect within the community and our commitment to good faith operational integrity. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the National Council of Problem Gambling, Inc. Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit their website at ncpgambling.org for appropriate assistance.
10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself
- Have you often gambled longer than you had planned?
- Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
- Have your thoughts of gambling caused you to lose sleep?
- Have you used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid?
- Have you made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling?
- Have you ever broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling?
- Have you borrowed money to finance your gambling?
- Have your ever felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses?
- Have you been remorseful after gambling?
- Have you gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations?
10 Rules of Responsible Gaming
- If you choose to gamble, do so only for entertainment purposes.
- Think of the money you lose as the cost of your entertainment.
- Set a dollar limit. Decide how much you want to gamble. Don’t change your mind.
- Set a time limit. Leave when you reach the time limit.
- Expect to lose. The odds are that you will lose. Accept loss as part of the game.
- Never borrow money to gamble and never use a credit card.
- Gambling should not interfere with or become a substitute for friends, family, work or other worthwhile activities.
- Avoid chasing lost money. Chances are, the more you try to recoup losses, the larger your losses will become.
- Avoid gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain.
- Become educated about the warning signs of irresponsible gambling.
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