PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE GAMING IS A CORE VALUE OF ASYLUM LABS INC.
We want all of our customers to have fun and to enjoy our games safely. We are committed to a policy of responsible gaming for our customers. While we recognize that the overwhelming majority of our customers enjoy our various forms of gambling and non-gambling games responsibly, we also understand that there is a small proportion of the population who do not.
To protect them, and others affected by their behavior, we are drafting a set of policies and guidelines modeled after the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming. The “Code” establishes minimum standards that address problem gambling, underage gambling, and responsible Marketing and Advertising.
Asylum Labs intends to use a variety of approaches to promote Responsible Gaming including employee training programs, customer awareness campaigns, self-exclusion and financial restriction programs, written procedures for recognizing and managing these issues, use of outside experts, and ongoing monitoring and review to gauge the effectiveness of these programs.
RECOGNIZING THE PROBLEM
It is widely believed that 1-2% of all gamblers are compulsive and that most experience varying degrees of depression and problems in their lives. Participating in games of chance becomes a self-medicating distraction, providing only temporary relief from underlying problems associated with compulsive behavior.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A GAMBLING PROBLEM?
Review the following questions:
You have often gambled longer than you had planned.
You have often gambled until your last dollar was gone.
Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep.
You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid.
You have made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling.
You have broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling.
You have borrowed money to finance your gambling.
You have felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses.
You have been remorseful after gambling.
You have gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations.
If you or someone you know answers yes to any of these questions, consider seeking professional help or advice by calling the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM?
Admit that you have a progressive illness that won't go away by itself. Thousands of people have received help through Gamblers Anonymous or other programs designed specifically for people with gambling problems.
Besides the National Problem Gambling Helpline, individual states also run free confidential problem gambling help lines and provide on-line information on problem gambling. For those seeking more information, or assistance with these issues the following individual state resources are available:
(800) GAMBLER (in WV)
The National Council on
730 11th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 547 - 9204
National Help Line –
(800) 522 - 4700
International Service Office
PO Box 17173
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Services Office, Inc.
PO Box 157
Whitestone, NY 11357-0157
(718) 352 – 1671
The Institute for Research on
Pathological Gambling and
Related Disorders at Harvard
National Center for Responsible
American Gaming Association