Understand the Myths of Gambling

One of the best ways to make informed decisions when you play is to know a myth from a fact.

Fact or Myth


Good luck charms, “hot” machines, lucky numbers – it seems like for as long as people have been gambling, there have been myths to go along with it. That’s why we’re here to help debunk the popular misconceptions and help people understand how gambling really works. Learn about the myths and facts of gambling here.

To help dispel some gambling myths, take the GameSense Fact or Myth quiz.

Additional Help

If you would like to learn more about responsible gaming, consult with a GameSense Advisor.

If you feel you need help, please call the following 24-hour confidential hotlines:

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
1.800.522.4700

Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling
1.800.GAMBLER
www.mdgamblinghelp.org

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
1.800.426.1234

Michigan Department of Community Health
1.800.270.7117

The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling
1.888.777.9696

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
1.800.GAMBLER

Ohio for Responsible Gaming
1.800.589.9966

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
1.877.8HOPENY

If you desire to self-limit from gaming at all US based MGM Resorts International properties, you may request a Self-Limit Access Program form at the Casino Cage of any of our US based casino properties. In addition, in the states of Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Ohio individuals requesting to be self-excluded may also fill out a form specific for that state.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
1.410.230.8798

Massachusetts Gaming Commission
1.617.533.9737

Michigan Gaming Control Board
1.888.223.3044

Mississippi Gaming Commission
Jackson 1.800.504.7529
Central District 1.888.465.8312
Northern District 1.800.269.3577
Southern District 1.800.497.8550

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Atlantic City 1.609.441.3846
Trenton 1.609.777.2279

Ohio Lottery Commission
1.800.686.4208

New York State Gaming Commission
1.518.388.3300