GameSense Tips

Great tips to keep gambling fun.

Take frequent breaks.

Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to walk away from the game you’re playing. Taking a break can help you make smarter decisions, so gambling stays what it should be – a fun activity.

Set a time limit before you play.

When you make a plan for how much time you can afford to spend gambling (and stick to it), you are more likely to stay within your set budget and not miss out on the other things you need to do.

Play for fun, not to make money.

If you gamble, the result is never certain and losing is always a possibility. Consider gambling as a form of entertainment, like going out for dinner or seeing a movie – not as a source of income.

Set a budget and stick to it.

Keeping it fun means playing within your means. When you set and stick to a budget, you spend only money you can afford to lose.

Don’t chase losses. Accept them as the cost of entertainment.

Wondering if you can win back losses by playing more? It’s possible, but unlikely. Chances are the more you play, the more money you’ll lose. “Chasing losses” almost always leads to bigger losses.

Balance gambling with other types of leisure activities.

Finding other types of entertainment to enjoy will help make sure that gambling doesn’t become your main activity or too big a part of your life.

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

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

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, and New Jersey 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