Playing games of chance should be fun! It offers the excitement of taking a risk in order to win. A responsible gamer understands the risk associated with playing games of chance the risk of losing. To be a responsible gamer, it is essential to set limits for your losses. Playing games of chance is an entertainment cost and should be part of your disposable income. When your “fun” money is exhausted, it’s time to stop playing.
Sometimes it’s just not a good idea to gamble.
If you find yourself in the following situations or experiencing these emotions, don’t do it.
Problem gambling, also known as compulsive or pathological gambling, is recognized as a disease and a sickness. The American Psychiatric Association defines pathological gambling as "an impulse control disorder that is a chronic and progressive mental illness." The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders offers some clues to help ascertain whether or not a person may have a problem with gambling. If a person has experienced at least five of the following criteria, he or she should consider seeking professional mental health services.
We know that gaming is detrimental and unhealthy for some people and we’re committed to promoting responsible gaming. The Royal7 and its employees pledge to make responsible gaming practices an integral part of how we conduct our business.
Problem Gambling Coalition of Royal7: We provide funding support for the Problem Gambling Coalition of Royal7’s website. The Coalition has a 24-hour hotline that allows callers to speak to live, trained counselors. We are active participants on the Board and meet monthly to promote problem gambling resources, host educational sessions and provide funds to increase program awareness.
Lottery Advertising and Marketing: As part of our commitment, all Lottery products include a “Play Responsibly” message along with a 24-hour hotline telephone number. This information is included on our point-of-sale materials and in our advertising messages. Our advertising is never placed in media outlets that are specifically oriented towards minors and we never feature anyone who is or appears to be below the legal age to participate in Lottery games.