Gambling can be a source of entertainment, but for some people it can be a debilitating disease. Warner Gaming and the Hard Rock want 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.
- 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.
If you’re concerned about problem gambling, a simple, fast self-assessment test is available. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.800.522.4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling.