Budgeting Money

Keeping gambling fun and safe can mean gambling only with the money you can afford to lose. Once you have a budget in place, here are a few suggestions that may help you stick to it while gambling.

  • Learn how to set a budget
  • Only take cash with you to the casino. With your cards stashed at home, you won’t be tempted to spend more than you budgeted.
  • Use your M life Rewards account to monitor how much you’re spending. Log in to your M life Rewards account to view balances such as Express Comps and Tier Credits. You can also access estimated gaming activity via your online Tax Information statement.
  • Going over budget happens sometimes. Try to stay flexible and update your budget regularly to reflect actual spending.
Budgeting Time

Gambling is a form of entertainment, and like other entertainment offerings, it can provide an escape from the realities of every day life. But whereas a movie has a definitive end, gambling can be available 24/7. It’s up to you to determine how much time you can afford to spend gambling, and to stick to your time limit.

Here are some practical tips on how to stick to your time limit:

  • Use your phone – Smart phones often have timers on them. Set the timer and take a break when the buzzer goes off. You can stretch your legs for a few minutes, have a coffee or a bite to eat, or head home.
  • Ask a friend to call you at a certain time. When the phone rings, you know someone is expecting to talk to you, not your voicemail.
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