Problem Gambling Packet

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ADDITIONAL TOOLS TO ASSIST IN RECOVERY

Working your recovery program is hard and if you stick with it, will transform your life. In times when you may feel tempted to gamble online or visit a casino or card room, there are a few tools that some have found helpful. None are foolproof, but these tools may be helpful.

Voluntary self-exclusion from land-based casinos and cardrooms

In Minnesota, anyone interested in self-exclusion for a fixed time (6 months, one year, three years or a lifetime) from either a casino or card room may do so by signing a voluntary agreement with each separate facility. By signing this contract, you are agreeing not to enter the premises for a specified time and the casino/card room will cease to provide promotional materials to your mailing address. If you should break the agreement during the specified time, the operator has the right to charge you with trespassing and/or if you should win a jackpot of $1,200 or more, you will not receive it.

TRUE LINK

TrueLink is a debit card that allows you or a family member to control exactly how much money can be spent, and on exactly what items or activities it can be spent.

RESOURCES TO START THE CONVERSATION IF YOU SUSPECT A GAMBLING ISSUE

We are not raised to talk about money. We receive little training in school about managing finances or managing risk with the money we have. It’s important for individuals and families to discuss what they want their money to do for them and to set goals to obtain those wants. Setting goals helps develop some discipline to stick to a plan so that ultimately we can live the life we want to live. Below are some resources to help start those conversations.

How to Talk About Money, The Money Advice Service, United Kingdom publication. pdf


Personal Financial Strategies of The Loved Ones of Problem Gamblers, NCPG, 2000 pdf