Recreational Gambling Is Responsible Gambling

Once each year, we look at the seriousness of problem gambling. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. It’s not a fun topic to bring up for a casino website, but necessary. 2021 is a priority for responsible gaming. Many recreational gamblers have been looking forward to getting back to the casino after the pandemic. The addition of legal sports betting in Rhode Island and New Hampshire and the push for sports betting and/or iGaming brings more concerns. Remember, Recreational Gambling Is Responsible Gambling. It’s Problem Awareness Month.

Other factors are coming into play. The idea of cashless casino play is exciting and daunting at the same time. Responsibility will be key to innovations on the casino floor.

MARCH IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH!

Research and Facts About Responsible Gambling

  • Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) reports that approximately 2 million (1%) of U.S. adults are estimated to meet pathological gambling criteria.
  • Another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered problem gamblers. For many, responsible gambling instead is a hidden addiction.
  • March Madness entertains an estimated $10 billion placed on the NCAA basketball championship games. Calls to the National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) spike an average of 30% during the month.

America’s Continued Acceptance

American acceptance of gaming is at an all-time high. Casino gamblers are actively practicing responsible gaming. In fact, bettors report setting budgets and sticking to them. Moreover, they are aware of available responsible gaming resources.

According to the research:

  • 9 in 10 casual bettors set a budget before they visit a casino;
  • 90 percent of those visitors report success in tracking their spending; and
  • 8 in 10 casual casino visitors and 9 in 10 avid casino visitors are aware of responsible gaming resources.
  • Over 60 percent were in favor of the casino industry as it boosted the local economy, while 88 percent said gambling is just another form of entertainment.

Podcasts and Resources – Recreational Gambling Is Responsible Gambling

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Gambling Companies Also Looking to Help

Everi, IGT, and Aristocrat, a few of the industry giants, have worked with the AGA.  Check out these articles from the AGA’s website:

Everi Provides Tools To Help Customers Play Responsibly

IGT Helps Operators Protect Players and Keep Gaming Fun

Resources For You or Someone You Care For

Every casino in New England has some form of help. Resources include:

Wouldn’t it be great not to have to worry?

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Robin T. Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast featuring all that is Springfield, Massachusetts. as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. As the founder of NETimeGambling.com, he has tried to provide a resource for recreational gamblers featuring New England’s expanding casino market events, gambling promotions, and entertainment. As a professional musician for over 50 years, he has performed in some of New England’s best venues, namely Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.

The goal of NETimeGambling is to provide a service and resource for any recreational gambler visiting New England’s expanding casino market and interested in gambling tips, news, advice, and the latest in events, gambling promotions, and entertainment.

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