At Borgata, we are committed to promoting player health, which is why we offer our innovative Responsible Gaming program, GameSense. With GameSense we want our customers to understand that gambling should be viewed as a form of entertainment. In addition to the information on the MGM Resorts GameSense website, GameSense information can be found throughout the casino floor and our M life Rewards Desk is staffed with GameSense Advisors who are trained and ready to talk to you about GameSense. Remember, if you’re going to gamble, keep it fun and use your GameSense!
WHAT IS PROBLEM GAMBLING?
Like many other addictions, compulsive betting is rooted in an uncontrollable urge and obsession, which if left unchecked, can lead to financial hardship.
THE WARNING SIGNS:
Unfortunately, one of the most common symptoms of this disease is deception; problem gamblers will go to great lengths to hide the problem, not just from others, but also from themselves. As a result, detection can come late after adverse consequences are reveled and with dire consequences.
A negative vicious cycle often develops, wherein the gambler seeks relief or even a solution through increased gambling. The ensuing financial and emotional deterioration affects every aspect of a bettor's life from family and friends to business colleagues and associates.
Compulsive gambling is a disease that does not discriminate. Anyone is susceptible regardless of gender, age, race, or financial status. Fortunately, once detected, it is an addiction that can be successfully treated.
THE COUNCIL OF COMPULSIVE GAMING OF NEW JERSEY:
- Sacrificing time from work or family in order to gamble
- Repeated inability to stop or control betting
- Borrowing money to gamble or to pay off previous bets
- Use of gambling as an emotional escape
- Self-neglect or neglect of family due to gambling
- Lying about time or money lost to betting
- Gambling more in order to recoup previous losses ("chasing")
- Obtaining money for gambling by selling/pawning personal property
- Feelings of hopelessness, depression or suicide
The Council of Compulsive Gaming has been helping those affected by obsessive gambling since 1983. They are committed to providing professional and compassionate service to a wide range of audiences. The Council offers prevention, education, and referral services to all interested parties.
HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY:
If you or someone you know is experiencing the addiction of compulsive gambling, it's important to remember that intervention and treatment are readily available.
The Problem Gambler's Hotline is a confidential service open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is staffed by trained professionals who understand the nature of the disease and are committed to helping those in need.
Just pick up the phone and dial 1.800.GAMBLER Problem Gambler’s Hotline or, log on to 800gambler.org