Responsible Gaming

The Mississippi Council on Problem & Compulsive Gambling The goal of the Council is to offer crisis intervention and referral through our toll-free help line, provide education and training for health care providers, increase public awareness within the state about the problems associated with compulsive gambling, provide information about compulsive gambling to all concerned individuals, conduct research in areas related to this problem, and develop prevention and education programs for adolescents.

The National Council on Problem Gambling The National Council on Problem Gambling states problem gambling is gambling behavior which causes  disruptions in any major area of life: psychological, physical, social or vocational. The term “Problem Gambling” includes, but is not limited to, the condition known as “Pathological”, or “Compulsive” Gambling, a progressive addiction characterized by increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behavior in spite of mounting, serious, negative consequences.

The National Center for Responsible Gaming The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is committed to funding research that someday will identify the risk factors for gambling disorders and determine methods for not only treating the disorder but preventing it, much like physicians can identify patients at risk from cardiovascular disease long before a heart attack.

AGA Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming The American Gaming Association (AGA) and its members pledge to our employees, our patrons, and the community to make responsible gaming an integral part of our daily operations across the United States. This pledge includes employee assistance and training, alcohol service, the provision of casino games, and casino gambling advertising and marketing. This Code also covers the commitment of our members to continue support for research initiatives and public awareness surrounding responsible gaming and underage gambling. The following Code of Conduct details how we fulfill this pledge.