Do you have a problem with gambling?
Learn how self-exclusion can help
Self-exclusion is action that a person can take to ban themselves from entering all casinos in Maine for a specific period of time. A person concerned about his or her gambling habits may have trouble resisting the attractions inside a casino that can trigger the desire to gamble. Self-exclusion keeps a person from entering a casino which may reduce the temptation to gamble. Click here for the listing of sites where you can self-exclude.
Youth Problem Gambling: know the signs
Prevent gambling problems, before they start!
The earlier a person starts gambling, the greater likelihood that they will go on to develop a gambling problem in the future. One of the reasons teens in particular are at high risk of developing a gambling problem is because of where they are in their development; they tend to have poor impulse control and take risks.
Warning signs in young people can include:
• Borrowing or stealing money to gamble;
• Acting secretly about how he or she spends time;
• Behavioral change (distracted, moody, worried, etc.);
• Large, unexplained debts;
• Withdrawal from the family.
Michelle Mason at 207-351-2669