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WHAT ABOUT WHEN IT'S JUST
NOT FUN ANYMORE?

Is gambling hurting your life?

Do you need a break?

Voluntarily excluding yourself from the casino can help.

So can talking to someone who will listen.


By taking decisive steps you can start to regain control.

While most people treat gambling as entertainment and effectively manage the time and money they spend, some struggle to control their behavior, and as a result, experience harm.

Disordered gambling, commonly referred to as problem or compulsive gambling, is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a behavioral addiction. It affects between one and three per cent of the adult population, and the consequences are serious.

PlayersEdge is a comprehensive program for all players, helping them learn how to prevent problems by promoting healthy play habits and explaining risks. We also assist and motivate guests to recognize signs of a problem, maintain control of their behavior, and take action should they gamble too much.

Casinos want:

  • Healthy customers who can return over the long-term
  • Players to make informed choices about their gambling
  • Those who need help to access professional services

NEED HELP? FIND THE RESOURCES IN YOUR AREA.

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TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you think you have a gambling problem call 1-800-gambler (426-2537), text support to 53342 or chat 800gambler.Chat.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino with Security
Terms: One Year or Lifetime
Dispute Process: Contact Enterprise Rancheria Gaming Commission in writing, requests presented to Gaming Board for review.
1st Violation: Winnings forfeited to the Enterprise Rancheria Tribe, the Subject will be trespassed.
2nd Violation: subject to trespassing charge by police.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT or visit gamblinghelp.org.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino with Security, Mail-in documents which are signed and processed by a notary
Terms: One Year, Five Years or Lifetime.
Dispute Process: Contact Seminole Tribal Gaming Commission in writing, requests presented to Gaming Commission for review.
1st Violation: warning and ejection, winnings Forfeited.
2nd Violation: warning in presence of police, removal from Self Exclusion Program with placement in Ejection Program, new date of ejection applied.
3rd Violation: subject to arrest for trespassing.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino or at IGB offices in Illinois or Iowa.
Term: Lifetime.
Dispute Process: Eligible to apply for removal after five years, must provide an affidavit from a licensed mental health professional who meets stated criteria.
1st Violation: Arrested and charged with trespassing. All clearly possessed chips, tokens, and wagering slips confiscated.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9WITH-IT or text INGAMB to 53342.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at any casino, at the IGC Indianapolis office, or with any approved problem gambling treatment provider.
Terms: One Year & Five Years (must request removal after the term expires) or Lifetime
Dispute Process: Lifetime is Non-revocable.
1st Violation: Must forfeit any money or thing of value obtained from casino or owed by casino. If found in a gaming area, asked to leave and subject to arrest for trespassing.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

Must be 21 or older to gamble. If you or someone you know needs gambling treatment, call 800.BETS.OFF.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: Via Email at IRGC website OR In-person at any licensed gambling facility, the IRGC Des Moines Office or at IGTP.
Terms: Five Years or Lifetime.
Dispute Process: Lifetime is Non-revocable.
1st Violation: Forfeit rights to any winnings, subject to trespassing charges.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

Bet with your head, not over it. Gambling problem? Please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In person at all casinos or NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement Office or NJ Racing Commission. Online from your player account or NJ DGE website.
Terms: One Year & Five Years (must request removal after the term expires) or Lifetime.
Dispute Process: Lifetime is Non-revocable.
1st Violation: State Police notified, winnings confiscated, removal from casino.
Additional Violations: State Police notified, winnings confiscated, subject to trespass charges.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 800-522-4700.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino with Security.
Terms: One Year.
Dispute Process: After One Year minimum, a notarized request must be submitted requesting reinstatement.
1st Violation: formally trespassed from the property.
2nd Violation: subject to arrest for trespassing.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please contact the Confidential National Helpline at 800.522.4700, a 24-hour toll-free confidential helpline, or visit www.oapgg.org.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: Form Hand delivered to Lottery Headquarters or mailed to Oklahoma Lottery Commission.
Terms: 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years.
Dispute Process: non-revocable.
1st Violation: winnings will be denied, trespassed from facility.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

Must be 18 years or older to play. For problem gambling information and assistance, call the 24-hour confidential Problem Gamblers HelpLine at 1-800-522-4700, or visit www.ncpgambling.org.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino with Security.
Terms: Self Restriction - One Year or Self Exclusion - 5 years.
Dispute Process: Reinstatement may be down in person, or by mail by completing the reinstatement form. The form will be reviewed by compliance to approve or deny. Self-Restriction must complete a minimum of 1 year, Self-Exclusion minimum of 5 year before a request can be made for reinstatement.
1st Violation: Winnings forfeited.

TALKING TO SOMEONE

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER.

SELF-EXCLUSION

Enrollment: In-person at the casino or Lottery headquarters.
Terms: Two Years, Five Years, or Lifetime.
Dispute Process: Term must expire, Lifetime is Non-revocable.
1st Violation: Eviction from property and may be subject to trespass charges, any winnings are subject to forfeiture.
2nd Violation: subject to arrest.

WHAT DOES GAMBLING
MEAN TO YOUR LIFE?

Is gambling negatively impacting your life? Do you need a break? Consider these questions.
Select the ones that apply to you:

Below is a self-evaluation exercise that can help identify if you may have a
potential gambling problem by privately answering the following questions.

Do you lose time from work or school due to gambling?
YES
Does gambling make your home life unhappy?
YES
Does gambling affect your reputation?
YES
Do you ever feel remorse after gambling?
YES
Do you ever gamble to earn money and pay off debts? Or to solve financial problems?
YES
Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
YES
After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
YES
After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
YES
Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
YES
Do you borrow to finance gambling?
YES
Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
YES
Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
YES
Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
YES
Do you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
YES
Do you gamble to escape worry, trouble or boredom?
YES
Do you ever commit, or consider committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
YES
Does gambling make sleeping difficult?
YES
Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
YES
Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
YES
Do you ever consider self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
YES

YOU HAVE ANSWERED YES TO 0/20

Answering YES to 7 or more of these questions suggests you are experiencing problems.

Have you considered talking to someone? Or entering self-exclusion? Get the information for the programs in your region by clicking here.

The experience of people in self-exclusion and research evidence suggests that combining voluntary self-exclusion with counseling services may improve your chances of controlling gambling and addressing related issues in your life. By taking decisive steps you can start to regain control.