Recognizing a Problem
Key indicators of compulsive gambling include:
- Total preoccupation with gambling
- Playing higher stakes to recoup earlier losses
- Gambling to escape problems
- Jeopardizing family, relations, career and education
- Anxiousness about recovering previous day losses
- Gambling until you lose all your money
Understanding Problem Gambling
For the majority of our guests, a trip to one of our casinos is a fun, entertaining night out. For some, however, the urge to gamble can be overwhelming.
This problem is called compulsive gambling and becomes a disorder when the individual loses the ability to stop gambling. High debt, family and work problems can arise. It takes help to stop.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing a gambling problem, help is available. You are not alone. By reaching out to people who understand, you can find support to overcome a challenge that others have succeeded through.
A good place to start is the Michigan Problem Gaming Helpline. It’s strictly confidential, and the counselors know how to help.
Call 1-800-270-7117, 24 hours a day.
In Canada, call 1-800-391-1111
MDCH – Michigan Department of Community Health