At BetMGM, we believe that online gaming "when done in the spirit of fun” can offer an unsurpassed level of excitement. However, when in those instances a person exhibits problem-gambling behavior, we believe it is our responsibility to offer information and assistance.
This document was created to inform customers of the perils associated with compulsive gambling and serve as a means of prevention to those who have problem gambling tendencies.
Please take a moment to read through this information, as it will not only help you avoid excesses, but provide you with the means to maximize your enjoyment while gaming responsibly.
HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY
If you or someone you know is experiencing the addiction of compulsive gambling, it's important to remember that intervention and treatment are readily available.
The Problem Gambling Hotline is a confidential service open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is staffed by trained professionals who understand the nature of the disease and are committed to helping those in need.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call or text 1-800-889-9789 or visit www.taadas.org.
THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF ALCOHOL, DRUG & OTHER ADDICTION SERVICES WEBSITE
The Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & Other Addiction Services (TAADAS) is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services and provides information and referral helpline resources for anyone affected by problem gambling. Visit www.taadas.org for more information
THE TENNESSEE REDLINE
The Tennessee REDLINE (1-800-889-9789) is a toll-free information and referral line coordinated by TAADAS and funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services. The purpose of the REDLINE is to provide accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.
The Tennessee REDLINE is promoted, and calls are received, from all over Tennessee. Treatment and other program referrals are made on the REDLINE. Callers are provided with at least 3 referral sources when possible. REDLINE staff does not do therapy or counseling with the caller or substance abuser but gives them the information to put them in touch with someone who will provide a diagnosis, prognosis or assessment of the mental or physical health of the substance user/abuser. The REDLINE strives to provide the caller with specific referrals based on their stated needs.
SELF-EXCLUSION AND PERSONAL LIMITS
BetMGM customers are able to temporarily suspend their account from further gaming if they have developed gambling-related problems or feel at risk of developing gambling-related problems. You can temporarily suspend your account for any period from three (3) to 365 days. You can request temporary suspension by submitting a request through your account by logging in and selecting the “Responsible Gaming” option or by clicking here.
You can set Responsible Gaming limits including deposit limits, loss limits and time limits by logging in to your account and selecting the “Responsible Gaming” option or by clicking here.
If you want to take a break or stop playing for any other reasons than the prevention of gambling-related problems, we also offer a service closure option available by contacting our Customer Service team. You can also access this option through your account by clicking here.
WHAT IS PROBLEM GAMBLING?
Like many other addictions, compulsive betting is rooted in an uncontrollable urge and obsession, which if left unchecked, can lead to financial hardship.
Unfortunately, one of the most common symptoms of this disease is deception; problem gamblers will go to great lengths to hide the problem, not just from others, but also from themselves. As a result, detection can come late after adverse consequences are reveled and with dire consequences.
A negative vicious cycle often develops, wherein the gambler seeks relief or even a solution through increased gambling. The ensuing financial and emotional deterioration affects every aspect of a bettor's life from family and friends to business colleagues and associates.
Compulsive gambling is a disease that does not discriminate. Anyone is susceptible regardless of gender, age, race, or financial status. Fortunately, once detected, it is an addiction that can be successfully treated.
THE WARNING SIGNS:
- Sacrificing time from work or family in order to gamble
- Repeated inability to stop or control betting
- Borrowing money to gamble or to pay off previous bets
- Use of gambling as an emotional escape
- Self-neglect or neglect of family due to gambling
- Lying about time or money lost to betting
- Gambling more in order to recoup previous losses ("chasing")
- Obtaining money for gambling by selling/pawning personal property
- Feelings of hopelessness, depression or suicide
Too much of anything can be bad for you, so we encourage all of our players to know their limits and stay within them. Review the rest of this information to find out more about how we’re creating a fair and Responsible Gaming environment for everyone to enjoy.