Gaming should be fun! Be sure you’re always betting with your head, not over it.
For millions of people, gambling offers a harmless and entertaining diversion from everyday life. Whether playing bingo or blackjack, these people are participating in a legitimate and time-honored recreational activity by taking a chance on an unpredictable event in the hope of winning.
However, for a small percentage of people, the simple act of placing a bet is a vastly different experience. What seems a moment of elation or excitement for some gamblers is, in reality, a moment of overwhelming compulsion. These people are compulsive gamblers.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step, but it’s not the cure. You can recover if you follow a simple program that has been successful with thousands of people suffering from compulsive gambling.
Our Commitment to You
We will continue to:
- Post and provide the general public with information addressing the subject of responsible gaming. Each property will continue to post written materials and contact information throughout gaming, cage and cash dispensing areas.
- Maintain a program that allows patrons to self – limit their access to the issuance of credit, checking cashing and direct marketing offers.
- Review our credit policies & procedures.
- Provide ongoing education to our staff members for recognizing and understanding the nature and symptoms of problem gambling behaviors. In addition, staff members are further encouraged to assist patrons in obtaining information about problem gambling programs.
- Serve alcoholic beverages responsibly.
- Monitor attentively to prevent underage gambling and unattended minors in our casinos.
- Advertise responsibly.
Tropicana Laughlin is concerned about your welfare!
Please take a moment to answer the following important questions.
2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
3. Is gambling having a negative effect on your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Do you ever gamble to get money to pay debts or to solve financial problems?
6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible to win back your losses?
8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win even more?
9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
10. Do you ever borrow money from family or friends to finance your gambling?
12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
14. Do you ever gamble for longer than you planned?
15. Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
16. Have you ever committed, or considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Does gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create an urge for you to gamble?
19. Do you have the urge to celebrate any good fortune by gambling a few hours?
20. Have you ever considered self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
Most Compulsive Gamblers Will Answer “Yes” To At Least Seven Of These Questions.
If you or anyone you know suffers from a gambling problem, help is only a phone call away!
National Council on Compulsive Gambling – 1 (800) 522-4700
Tropicana Laughlin Responsible Gaming – (800) 522-4700