Do I have a gambling problem?
If you are concerned that gambling may be playing a significant part in your life then the following questions may help you determine if your gambling is problematic:
● Do you stay away from work to gamble?
● Do you gamble to escape from a boring or unhappy life?
● When you're gambling and you run out of money, do you feel lost or empty and in despair or as if you need to gamble again as soon as possible?
● Do you gamble until your last dollar is gone?
● Have you ever lied to cover up the amount of money or time you spend gambling?
● Have others ever criticized or made comments about your gambling?
● Have you lied, stolen, or borrowed just to get money to gamble or pay gambling debts?
● Are you reluctant to spend 'gambling money' on anything else?
● Have you lost interest in your family, friends, or hobbies?
● After losing, do you feel you must try and win back your losses as soon as possible?
● Do arguments, frustrations, or disappointments make you want to gamble?
● Do you feel depressed or even suicidal because of your gambling?
The more you answer 'yes' to these questions, the more likely you are to have a serious gambling problem.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for confidential help 24 hours a day.
Getting Further Help
There are many organizations that can provide help and support to individuals who develop a problem with gambling. If you feel that you may have a problem controlling your gaming we strongly recommend that you contact one of the following professional organizations for help and guidance.
• Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey - provides a confidential hotline and information on how to gamble responsibly and offers advice and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. You can find their website here: http://www.800gambler.org/pages/user/index.aspx
• International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) - an international organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorders. Their website is http://www.icrg.org/
• Gamblers Anonymous - Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to share their experiences, try and solve their common problems, and thereby help others to recover from gambling problems. There are more than 45 Gamblers Anonymous meetings in New Jersey every week. If you or someone you know wants to find the nearest meeting, the time, day, and location of each is available either through Gamblers Anonymous or the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. Please visit www.gamblersanonymous.org for further details.
• Gambling Therapy - a free online service for those affected by problem gambling. Please visit www.gamblingtherapy.org for more information.
• New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program - You may request to voluntarily exclude access to your online account by signing up for the New Jersey Casino Gambling Self-Exclusion Program. For full details on how to Self-Exclude, please click here.
If you wish to refrain from gambling we strongly advise you to install gambling website blocking software such as GamBlock or BetFilter. Please visit www.gamblock.com or www.betfilter.com for more information.
Patrons can view our Responsible Gaming Policy and access the deposit control tools through the My Accounts section.
If you would like any more information about our Responsible Gaming policy and how you can stay in control, you can click here or check our full policy at https://www.virgincasino.com/responsible-gaming