Knowing When To Stop
Lone Star Park cares and promoting responsible gaming for all our guests is of the utmost importance to us and our parent company, Global Gaming Solutions, LLC. It is a cornerstone in maintaining our continued respect within the community and our commitment to good faith operational integrity.
In addition to providing problem gambling help resource information and contacts, we offer a dignified self-exclusion process to those who know they need a little more help staying away from our gaming property. Guests may fill out a Self-Exclusion Request Form through any of our Security Supervisory staff. By filling out and signing this form, the guest will have voluntarily restricted their gaming privileges at Lone Star Park. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the National Council of Problem Gambling, Inc. Helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit their website at www.ncpgambling.org for appropriate assistance.
10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself
- Have you often gambled longer than you had planned?
- Have you often gambled until your last dollar was gone?
- Have your thoughts of gambling caused you to lose sleep?
- Have you used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid?
- Have you made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling?
- Have you ever broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling?
- Have you borrowed money to finance your gambling?
- Have your ever felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses?
- Have you been remorseful after gambling?
- Have you gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations?
10 Rules of Responsible Gaming
- If you choose to gamble, do so only for entertainment purposes.
- Think of the money you lose as the cost of your entertainment.
- Set a dollar limit. Decide how much you want to gamble. Don’t change your mind.
- Set a time limit. Leave when you reach the time limit.
- Expect to lose. The odds are that you will lose. Accept loss as part of the game.
- Never borrow money to gamble and never use a credit card.
- Gambling should not interfere with or become a substitute for friends, family, work or other worthwhile activities.
- Avoid chasing lost money. Chances are, the more you try to recoup losses, the larger your losses will become.
- Avoid gambling as a way to cope with emotional or physical pain.
- Become educated about the warning signs of irresponsible gambling.
Do You or Someone You Love Have a Gambling Problem?
TX Gamblers Anonymous
Dallas Gamblers Anonymous Hotline
National Council of Problem Gambling, Inc.
Lone Star Park’s Racetrack Chaplaincy
Chaplain Sam Spence