Gambling can be a source of entertainment, but for some people it can be a debilitating disease. VegasHowTo.com wants to make sure gambling stays fun and continues to be part of the entertainment experience.
Problem gambling is an addiction like alcoholism or drug abuse. If you or someone you know is suffering the fear, frustration and anger of a gambling problem, you’re not alone. Addiction to gambling occurs with people of every sex, race, age and socio-economic background. The good new is "Problem gambling is treatable."
Neglecting your family because of gambling.
Gambling to escape worry or trouble.
Gambling to get money to solve your financial problems.
Feeling unable to stop playing, regardless of winning or losing.
Often gambling until your last dollar is gone.
Gambling is causing you to have difficulty sleeping.
Feelings of depression, hopelessness or suicidal thoughts as a result of gambling.
Copies of the brochure "When the Fun Stops - Understanding Compulsive Gambling" are available at most Casino Cages, and Players Club Desk at Las Vegas Casinos. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call any of the numbers listed below or visit their web links.
Did you know...
Up to 6% of Nevada adults may have a gambling problem.
Set limits...Know the risks...Know the resources.
In the State of Nevada, an individual may request to limit their casino privileges (Self-Limit) or voluntarily exclude themselves, (Self-Exclusion).
Self-Limit: Upon your enrollment in a casinos Self‐Limit Program, the following guidelines will apply when you visit that casino or any of its sister resorts.
You will be restricted from: Marker privileges, Front Money deposits, Receiving complimentaries or any other type of incentive, Earning points, rewards, tier credits and other benefits, Check cashing privileges, Credit card cash advances, Use of safety deposit boxes, Receiving gaming‐related direct mail marketing, telemarketing or promotional mail, or Receiving gaming‐related customer recognition programs or offers
Note: Self‐limit status remains in effect for a minimum of ONE YEAR from the date of enrollment. During that period, you can still patronize non‐gaming amenities at the casino, and play cash in the casino. - Sample Self-Limit Program Enrollment Form
Self-Exclusion: For individuals who believe they may be on the verge of problem gambling, they can request to self-exclude themselves from gambling. Self-Exclusion program will ban the requestor from engaging in gaming activities at that casino or any of its sister resorts. After twelve (12) months from the date of acknowledgement of enrollment in the program, a patron may request reinstatement of privileges, in writing, by completing a reinstatement form. - Sample Self-Exclusion Enrollment Form
The legal age to gamble in the State of Nevada is 21 years of age. Nevada state law states that no person under the age of 21 years shall be permitted to:
A. Play, or be allowed to play, any licensed game or slot machine.
B. Place wagers with or collect winning wagers from any licensed Race Book, Sports Pool or Pari-Mutuel operator.
C. Loiter, or be permitted to loiter, in or about any room or premises wherein all licensed game, Race Book, Sports Pool or Pari-Mutuel Wagering is operated or conducted.
This website encourages you to play responsibly by betting within your limits and by recognizing that over time the house will come out ahead.