Gambling can be a source of entertainment, but for some people it can be a debilitating disease. Warner Gaming wants to make sure gambling stays fun, so here are some suggestions for gaming responsibly:
Budget your trips to a casino, and treat gambling as a cost like any other entertainment option.
Also budget your time before you game, set a limit for how long you want to gamble, and include time to enjoy other activities available.
Take a break once in a while. Frequent breaks will help you clear your head and give you time to determine where your budget is at.
Never rely on gambling to make money, and never chase your losses. The odds are the longer you play, the more you’ll lose, which is why budgeting your money and time are so important.
Warning Signs of Problem Gaming:
Neglecting your family because of gambling
Gambling to escape
Gambling to get money to solve your financial problems
Feeling unable to stop playing, regardless of winning or losing
Often gambling until your last dollar is gone
A simple, fast self-assessment test is available here, if you’re concerned about problem gambling.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, here are some resources available to you:
National Council on Problem Gambling
1-800-522-4700 or www.ncpgambling.org
1-800-522-4700 or https://www.nevadacouncil.org
1-800-547-6133 or www.evergreencpg.org
You can also find Gamblers Anonymous meetings in your area here.