Moderation is the key to responsible gaming. Here are some responsible gaming tips:
Problem gambling may affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or financial status. Once it is detected, problem gambling may be treated successfully. The first step is determining if you have a problem or are headed toward a problem. Some warning signs are:
The Michigan Lottery is dedicated to ensuring our players are provided with a fun and safe form of entertainment. As apart of this effort, $1 million is provided each year to help fund statewide education and treatment programs for problem gaming, as well as the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline. Moreover, the Michigan Lottery has partnered with the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling to offer live chat (via MichiganLottery.com) and text message support services to anyone seeking help for a gambling problem.
The Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline provides confidential, one-on-one support to any Michigan resident seeking help for a gambling problem. Counselors are available to provide immediate assistance including screening services and referrals to treatment or support groups. The toll-free helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HELP
The Michigan Lottery has teamed with Health Management Systems of America to increase access to problem gambling support through live chat and text.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services administers a variety of services to Michigan residents affected by problem gambling. These services include the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline, prevention programs, and treatment programs.
The National Council on Problem Gambling serves as a national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. For more information visit www.ncpgambling.org
MAPG is the Michigan affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling. The organization helps gamblers and their family members by presenting prevention and recovery information.