For most, gambling is a recreational activity that is done for entertainment and social purposes. Playground realizes this is not the case for all, and that for some individuals gambling can become uncontrollable and no longer be a choice. As a result, Playground is committed to not only supporting responsible gaming by training and educating our staff members, but also by making resources available to any patrons who believe their gambling habits are exceeding a healthy threshold.
Think you have a gambling problem?
Gamblers Anonymous offers the following questions to anyone who may have a gambling problem. These questions are provided to help the individual decide if he or she is a compulsive gambler and wants to stop gambling. Most compulsive gamblers will answer ‘yes’ to at least 7 of these questions:
Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
Did gambling affect your reputation?
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
After losing, did you feel that you had to return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Did gambling make you careless about the welfare of your family?
Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?
Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
Self-exclusion is a voluntary program put in place by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission (KGC) in which a player makes the active decision to disallow himself/herself from frequenting KGC licensed gambling establishments. By doing so, the player authorizes the KGC to take measures to bar him/her from relevant establishments, including, but not limited to, sharing all relevant information with licensed establishments. A self-exclusion can be put into effect for as little as 6 months to as long as desired. A self-exclusion cannot be revoked until the initially requested time of said request has lapsed. Self-exclusion forms must be filled out on-site, and are readily available at the Player Services Desk.
Here you will find contact information to organizations that can help gamblers, people with a gambling addiction, and their family and friends.