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We strive to understand problem gambling and to help those who have problems obtain the help they need.
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas recognizes that for most people gambling is a social or recreational activity, something that is fun and entertaining. For others, gambling causes problems and becomes uncontrollable and is no longer a choice. We believe that it is our responsibility to be sensitive to our guests and our host community by proactively addressing problem gambling.
The prevention of underage gaming is one of the most important aspects of responsible gambling and it is the our policy to exclude from gaming those individuals that have not reached the legal age as defined in the jurisdictions in which we operate.
Improve Your Odds
- If you choose to gamble, do so for entertainment purposes. If your gambling is no longer an enjoyable activity then ask yourself why you are sill "playing".
- Treat the money you lose as the cost of your entertainment. Treat any winnings as a bonus.
- Set a dollar limit and stick to it.
- Set a time limit and stick to it.
- Expect to Lose.
- Make it a private rule to not gamble on credit.
- Create balance in your life. Gambling should not interfere with or substitute for friends, family, work or other worthwhile activities.
- Avoid "chasing" lost money.
- Don't gamble to as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain.
- Become educated about the warning signs of problem gambling.
When It's No Longer A Game
Problem gambling is a behavior which has a disruptive effect on individual, family, social, and work life. The risk varies from one person to the next. Problem gambling does not discriminate: men, women; of all ages, social, ethnic, and economic groups may be affected. The symptoms include increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, "chasing" losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career and family, or even suicide.
If you are you concerned about a potential gambling problem? Take the ten-question self-assessment provided by the National Council on Problem Gambling.
- Have there ever been periods lasting two weeks or longer when you spent a lot of time thinking about your gambling experiences, planning out future gambling ventures or bets, or thinking about ways of getting money to gamble with?
- Have there ever been periods when you needed to gamble with increasing amounts of money or with larger bets than before in order to get the same feeling of excitement?
- Have you ever felt restless or irritable when trying to stop, cut down, or control your gambling?
- Have you tried and not succeeded in stopping, cutting down, or controlling your gambling three or more times in your life?
- Have you ever gambled to escape from personal problems, or to relieve uncomfortable feelings such as guilt, anxiety, helplessness, or depression?
- Has there ever been a period when, if you lost money gambling one day, you would often return another day to get even?
- Have you lied to family members, friends, or others about how much you gamble, and/or about how much money you lost on gambling, on at least three occasions?
- Have you ever written a bad check or taken money that didn’t belong to you from family members, friends, or anyone else in order to pay for your gambling?
- Has your gambling ever caused serious or repeated problems in your relationships with any of your family members or friends? Or, has your gambling ever caused you problems at work or your studies?
- Have you ever needed to ask family members, friends, a lending institution, or anyone else to loan you money or otherwise bail you out of a desperate money situation that was largely caused by your gambling?
This self-assessment will help you figure out if there is a problem, but only a professional can diagnose if it is a gambling problem, a different problem, or both.
Responsible Gaming Resources
If you or someone you know answers "YES" to any of the above questions, consider seeking professional help or advice.
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Right To Self-Limitation
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas is committed to promoting public awareness and education and to providing information on available resources to those guests who believe they may have a gambling problem. Our company maintains a program in compliance with Nevada Gaming Commission Regulation 5.170 that allows our guests to voluntarily self-limit themselves from certain activities and privileges, which are provided as a service and convenience. Guests are encouraged to take part in our self-limitation program should they feel they have a gambling problem. If a guest wishes to self-limit, he/she should contact Player Services or Security at Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas.