Make a sure bet—know your limit.
Since 100 B.C. lotteries, games of chance and other types of gambling have been a part of our society. It is safe to assume then, that problem gambling has been an issue society has been struggling with for decades and possibly centuries.
Today, all types of gambling exist from sports betting to playing the lottery to Internet sites and card games. A gambling problem can affect anyone of any age, income, gender or race at anytime.
The overwhelming majority of people who gamble do so responsibly and as a form of entertainment. However, there is a small portion of the population who develop a serious, sometimes uncontrollable, problem with gambling.
Potawatomi Bingo Casino considers responsible gambling our number one social priority and we are committed to making people aware of the risks, as well as to help provide resources for those who need it.
The Casino has taken numerous steps to increase awareness of problem gambling with both its guests and team members. The ongoing efforts include team member training, supporting a self-restriction program, providing information about a problem gambling helpline and supporting organizations that are devoted to researching this disorder.
Additionally, Potawatomi Bingo Casino collaborates with agencies that address responsible gambling, including the National Council on Problem Gambling and National Center for Responsible Gambling. The Casino works most often in partnership with and is the largest private contributor to the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. Funding from Potawatomi Bingo Casino helps the WCPG offer a 24-hour helpline at 1-800-426-2535 and to provide training to counselors specific to gambling addiction.
Gambling addiction can affect anyone and is not something to be ashamed of. More importantly, it can be helped. The first step towards recovery is acknowledging that gambling has become a problem. Potawatomi Bingo Casino encourages all of its guests to gamble responsibly and to make a sure bet—know your limit.