While we want you to have FUN, we do not want you to have gambling-related problems and we certainly do not want underage gambling -- guests below 21 years of age are prohibited from entering the gaming area.
WHAT IS GAMING?
Gaming or gambling refers to activities which involve wagering, odds and prizes. While it is considered a form of entertainment, gaming can have a negative impact on the player, his family and community when done inordinately.
WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE GAMING PREMISES?
• Persons under 21 years old; students of any school, college, or university
• Government officials and their immediate relatives (spouses, children, and parents)
• Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and their immediate relatives (spouses, children, and parents)
WHEN DOES GAMBLING BECOME A PROBLEM?
Gambling becomes a problem when a player develops an uncontrollable urge to gamble which may lead one to incur debts or even inflict harm to one’s family or community.
COMMON MYTHS ABOUT GAMBLING/GAMING
People tend to be superstitious in gaming.
Gambling myths pose possible gambling problems among casino customers thus it is best to be aware of these myths so as not to be affected by them:
• I know a guy who won millions with his last hundred peso chip; the same can happen to me.
• If I keep gambling, luck will turn and I’ll win back what I lost. • I have devised a special strategy that can beat the odds.
• Some slot machines are hot and the big jackpot is due to get hit.
• If I guessed certain cards coming, I can guess which side to bet on.
• If I bring my lucky charms, I’m more likely to win.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF GAMBLING ADDICTION?
Plan your activity.
Gambling should be treated as one of many leisurely activities. Planning other relaxation pastime can help put you in control of your gambling.
Set a time and money limit.
Set the schedule of what time you will start and end your play. You can even set an alarm or arrange for somebody to pick you up.
Be aware of yourself.
Making decisions when you are stressed or in a moment of extreme emotion is harmful. Before starting a game, make sure that you have a clear mind and in a relaxed mode.
Keep a healthy social mindset.
Being friendly to playmates or to other people you meet in the casino keeps your gaming enjoyable.
Before starting your game, ensure that you understand how the games work. Ask casino staff about the rule and odds of the games.
WHY DOES PAGCOR PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE GAMING?
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) promotes responsible gaming in all of its operated and licensed casinos to prevent potential harm to the individual players and the community.
For PAGCOR’s Player Exclusion Program, please visit:"www.pagcor.ph/regulatory/exclusion.php"
WHERE TO SEEK HELP FOR GAMBLING-RELATED CONCERNS?
PAGCOR-operated gaming establishments have set up support facilities to address concerns related to problem gambling.
For more information please contact us at:
24-hour Helpline : (02) 521-0957
Or you may visit PAGCOR’s Responsible Gaming page:www.pagcor.ph/regulatory/responsible.php
You may also seek professional counseling and treatment.
The following facilities treat individuals with psychiatric conditions, addictions, psychological and/or behavioral problems :
Life Change Recovery Center
Dr. Randy Misael S. Dellosa
105 Scout Rallos Street, Kamuning
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Telephone numbers: (02) 415-7964 / 415-6529
Roads and Bridges to Recovery
520 EBDEN Building
Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Maybunga, Pasig City
Tel No. (02) 643-6056 local 112
Cebu branch: Upper Malibu Beach Street,
Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu
Bridges of Hope Drugs and Alcohol Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc.
364 Aguirre Avenue, Phase 3, BF Homes, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Tel. No. (02) 622-0193
New Manila Branch:
12 Orestes Lane, Mariposa Street
New Manila, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 502-0600; (0917) 856-0623
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com