East Wind Casino is dedicated to provide a gambling addiction free environment. Please consult our information on gambling addictions.
If you think you or someone you know may have a gambling problem, call the toll-free Problem Gambling HELPline at 1.888.781.4357
A problem gambler doesn't necessarily need to "hit bottom" to decide to get help. If someone you know is gambling for more than fun, they may have a problem. Talking to them can seem scary, but they need you to have courage. Here are some ways to begin the conversation:
If you are the spouse or family member of a problem gambler, it is important for you to take care of yourself and realize that you're not responsible for the gambler's behavior. Even if your loved one isn't ready or willing to get help, you may want to call a problem gambling helpline.
Problem gambling is not a bad habit or a moral weakness. It is a serious condition, but with treatment, problem gamblers can put the game in perspective and make decisions to improve their lives.
(Adapted from materials provided by the National Council on Problem Gambling)