Hard on the outside. Soft on the inside.

Posts tagged “Gambling

Responsible Gaming

I came across an advertisment from a magazine about Resorts World Manila.

It caught my attention as it says “resort” and the location is very near — at the Newport City across the NAIA Terminal 3.  I thought it’s some place to bring the kids for some fun.

When I checked out the website, it turned out that it’s not fun for kids but for adults.  Just the same I continued to browse on their site hoping to find something interesting.

And I did.

The place itself is impressive as it aims to boost Philippine tourism and create employment.

But that’s not what caught my attention.

From their site, there is a dedicated page entitled RESPONSIBLE GAMING.  I think the resort is good to post what I consider to be a warning.  There listed qualifiers that would help assess individuals if they have gambling problems.  And I thought to share this with you.

A “yes” answer to one or more of the following questions need to consult professionals.

  • 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

    Playing is a lot of fun especially when you are winning but before entering casinos or engaging to gambling, you may want to ask yourself those questions first.