Ocean Casino Resort has developed a Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming and pledges to our facility personnel and patrons to make our Plan an integral part of our daily operation.
Ocean Casino Resort shall provide information about programs to prevent, treat, or monitor compulsive or problem Gambling. Brochures are available near the Betting windows and Kiosks. The Responsible Gaming policy is available at our Betting windows.
WHAT IS PROBLEM GAMBLING?
Problem gambling is gambling that is done excessively and negatively affects other areas of a person’s life, such as their physical or mental health, school or work performance, finances, and/or interpersonal relationships. People with gambling problems often bet with money they can’t afford to lose, max out their credit cards, borrow money in order to gamble, and do other things that compromise their personal values. Despite these negative consequences, they may deny that they have a problem, continue to chase losses, neglect family, friends, work, and even their own self-care (they may not eat or sleep properly, for example, or care about their physical appearance). Problem gambling can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, race, or social status.
SIGNS YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH GAMBLING
THE MORE SIGNS YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SHOW, THE GREATER THE CHANCE OF A PROBLEM.
Some of these signs include:
- Constantly thinking or talking about gambling
- Spending more time or money on gambling than you can afford
- Finding it difficult to control, stop, or cut down gambling, or feeling irritable when trying to do so
- Feeling a sense of emptiness or loss when not gambling
- Gambling more in order to win back losses or get out of financial trouble
- Thinking that your gambling will get under control as soon you have a ‘big win’
- Borrowing money, selling things, committing (or considering committing) criminal acts in order to get money for gambling
- Having increased debt, unpaid bills, or other financial troubles because of your gambling
- Often gambling until all of your money is gone
- Needing to gamble with larger amounts of money or for longer periods of time in order to get the same feeling of excitement
- Experiencing extreme highs from gambling wins and extreme lows from gambling losses
- Gambling to escape personal problems or to relieve feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, or other negative emotions
- Getting irritated more easily or having less patience when dealing with normal, everyday activities
- Feeling guilty about gambling or what happens while gambling
- Getting criticized by others for your gambling
- Having arguments with friends or family about money and gambling
- Refusing to discuss gambling with others or lying to cover it up
- Hiding bills, past due notices, winnings, or losses from your partner or family member
- Gambling instead of attending family or other social functions
- Neglecting family or household responsibilities because of gambling
- Neglecting work or school because of gambling
- Neglecting personal needs (e.g., for food, sleep, hygiene) because of gambling
- Consistently or always planning holidays where gambling is available
- Having unexplained money or new possessions
For those who live with the person who may have a problem with their gambling, another sign may include having money or valuables that mysteriously disappear
DGE Contact Information: 609-441-3846 or 609-292-0613
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) website: https://800gambler.org/
NJ self-exclusion program: http://nj.gov/oag/ge/selfexclusion.html
Self-exclusion registration website: https://www.njportal.com/dge/selfexclusion
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help,
Bet with your head, not over it