I know I can't undo the financial troubles i've got myself into over night, but i won't be gambling anymore. I was up all night, hating myself and who i've become. This is where I learned about self-exclusion. I walked into the casino this morning and put myself on the self-exclussion list which makes it illegal for me to gamble in the state of PA.
I used to go to Mount Airy because it was literally 10 minutes from my home. I wouldn't travel far to one. I would be considered tresspassing! My fear of being arrested is way greater than the rush of gambling especially since I can never cash in. You can put yourself on the list for 1 year, 5 years or lifetime.
Now I can start repairing the damage i caused without causing any more. Every CG needs to self-exclude. If you choose to violate your pledge and are identified on a Missouri casino, you will be arrested for criminal trespass. Arrest warrants are public information; therefore the reason identified on your warrant for your arrest will be available to the public. Missouri Gaming Commission staff members will review and verify the application.
Valid applications are entered into the database and notification is given to the Missouri casinos and licensed fantasy sports contest operators. If you have voluntarily placed your name on the Problem Gambling List and you are observed on the premises of a Missouri casino, you will be charged with criminal trespassing, a class B misdemeanor, and will be immediately removed from the casino premises.
Additionally, all chips, tokens and electronic credits in your possession at the time of discovery may be subject to forfeiture. The Missouri Gaming Commission sets standards for the conduct of casinos within the State of Missouri, but the Commission does not have jurisdiction to affect the business decisions of casinos that operate outside of Missouri.
If you are concerned your gambling activity or the gambling activity of a loved one is causing problem s in your life, but you are not sure about the next step, consider the following options:.
Missouri's problem gambling help line is available 24 hours a day. This service is free for problem gamblers and their loved ones.
If the information you provided on the application changes, please fill out the Change of Information form within 30 days of the change. Once completed, the form may be mailed or faxed back us.
Our mailing and fax information can be found in the instructions section of the form. Please do not call the Missouri Gaming Commission to confirm the length of time you have been on the list.
Due to confidentiality concerns we will not confirm names or years on the list over the telephone or by email. If you believe you are close to five years, you may go to any Missouri Gaming Commission office in person to confirm your time on the list. Please take a photo ID with you for verification. The Commission provides written notification of whether the Request for Removal was approved or invalid. If the minimum 5 years on the Problem Gambling List have not been completed, the notification will include the date the individual will be eligible to request removal from the Problem Gambling List.
They enjoy the excitement of the casino, the fine restaurants, the shows and the other amenities found in casino hotels. For a small number of people, however, gambling isn't fun.
Problem gambling includes what is often called compulsive gambling and pathological gambling. It refers to a condition where people are, to some degree, addicted to gambling. While the results of a gambling addiction can be devastating, there is help available for those people who need it.
New Jersey provides funding for education and treatment programs for people with a gambling problem. For information about these programs, you can contact the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey , which operates a hotline that people with a gambling problem can call for help, or you may contact the National Center for Responsible Gambling.
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.