For the vast majority of our guests, gambling, when done responsibly, is an enjoyable entertainment experience. However, we also realize that a small segment of our population cannot gamble responsibly. Intrepid Gaming is concerned about this issue, and as a responsible community member, is dedicated to educating our guests and the public about gambling disorders, pathological and youth gambling as well as the warning signs and help available for those who need it.
Should you or someone you know need assistance with a gambling problem, call (702) 898-7777 or visit www.ncrg.org. The National Center for Responsible Gaming is a valuable resource for education and help with issues concerning problem gambling. They offer information, advancing research, education and awareness in an effort to understand the problem and get help if it’s needed. You can also get more information on National and Nevada State councils near you by visiting the Resources Link below.
The following are warning signs that may indicate when a person is crossing the line from the fun of social gambling to the pain of problem gambling. These include:
Losing time from work or school due to gambling
Repeated failed attempts to stop or control the gambling
Lying about the amount of time and money spent on gambling
Gambling to escape from life’s problems
Gambling for increasing amounts of time or with increasing amounts of money
Gambling more money in an attempt to win back losses (chasing)
Neglecting the care of one’s self or family due to gambling
Relying on loans or “bailouts” from family or friends to meet financial obligations
Feelings of helplessness and depression or thoughts of suicide
Source: Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
The first step to dealing with a gambling problem is getting help. Below are state and national groups that can provide confidential assistance 24 hours a day, as well as information on resources near you.
National Council on Problem Gambling
National Center For Responsible Gaming
Nevada Council on Problem Gambling