Managing your limits, cooling off periods and self-exclusion:
As part of our commitment to Responsible Gaming we offer our patrons full control over setting the amount of time per session, deposit, and loss limits. Patrons can control their own personal limits allowing them to govern their play to their own personal limits. We also offer customizable cooling off periods or the ability to self-exclude oneself from gambling in NJ. Patrons are advised to use these services if at any time they feel they are showing any tendencies towards compulsive gambling. All the limits and exclusion features can easily be found when logged in under their ‘My Account’ section.
- Set a limit on the amount you can deposit into your account within a specified period of time.
- Set a limit on the losses you can incur within a specified period of time.
- Set a limit on the amount of time you can play in any one session.
- Exclude yourself from playing for a definite or indefinite period of time.
- Warning Signs:
Everyone's experience is different, but here are some general signs of a potential gambling problem. The more signs you recognize, the greater the chance of a problem.
- Constantly thinking or talking about gambling.
- Spending more time or money on gambling than you can afford.
- Finding it difficult to control, stop, or cut down gambling, or feeling irritable when trying to do so.
- Feeling a sense of emptiness or loss when not gambling.
- Gambling more in order to win back losses or get out of financial trouble.
- Thinking that your gambling will get under control as soon you have a ‘big win’.
- Borrowing money, selling things, committing (or considering committing) criminal acts in order to get money for gambling.
- Having increased debt, unpaid bills, or other financial troubles because of your gambling.
- Often gambling until all of your money is gone.
- Needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for longer periods of time in order to get the same feeling of excitement.
- Experiencing extreme highs from gambling wins and extreme lows from gambling losses.
- Gambling to escape personal problems or to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, or loneliness.
- Getting irritated more easily or having less patience when dealing with normal, everyday activities.
- Feeling guilty about gambling or what happens while gambling.
- Having arguments with friends or family about money and gambling.
- Refusing to discuss gambling with others or lying to cover it up.
- Hiding bills, past due notices, winnings, or losses from your partner or family member.
- Gambling instead of attending family or other social functions.
- Neglecting family or household responsibilities because of gambling.
- Neglecting personal needs (e.g., for food, sleep, hygiene) because of gambling.
- Consistently or always planning holidays where gambling is available.
- Common Myths:
If I keep gambling, my luck will change and I'll win back the money I've lost.
Each time you place a bet, the outcome is completely independent of the previous one. This means that the odds are no more in your favor on the tenth bet than they were on the first bet. Over time, the more you risk, the more you’ll lose.
I almost won; I must be due for a win.
"Almost" winning in no way means that a real win is around the corner. Future gambling outcomes are in no way influenced by previous outcomes.I have a special strategy that helps me win. I pick certain numbers for the lottery and press the stop button on a slot machine at exactly the right time.
The outcome of most games of chance, particularly lotteries and slot machines, is completely random: You cannot influence it, regardless of what you do. Whether or not you win, playing slot machines is based solely on the randomly drawn numbers generated by the machine’s computer—numbers which determine the game’s outcome even before the reels stop. Pressing the stop button may speed up when you find out what the game’s outcome is, but it won’t influence what that outcome is in any way.
I have a feeling that today is my lucky day. I just know I’m going to win.
Hoping, wishing or even needing to win money has absolutely no influence on the outcome of a game of chance.
Tips for safer play:
Always gamble with money that you can afford to lose.
Gamble with money that you set aside for fun, like going to the movies or going out for drinks. Never use money that you need for important things like rent, bills, tuition, etc.
Never chase losses.
If you lose money, never try to get it back by going over your limit. This usually leads to even bigger losses.
Set a money limit
Decide how much money you can afford to lose before you play. When you have lost that amount of money, quit. If you win – enjoy, but remember it won’t happen most of the time.