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Michigan’s gaming industry has expanded over the years with additional forms of legalized gaming. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) regulates commercial casinos, horse racing, millionaire parties, internet gaming, internet sports betting, and fantasy sports. Other forms of legalized gaming include tribal casinos and lottery. The MGCB offers information and resources on responsible gaming.
Whether you’re betting on sports, wagering online or gaming at a casino, gambling can be a fun activity, but it also can lead to some serious problems. We created a website, Don’tRegretTheBet.org, that includes tips and information to help.
What is Self-Exclusion?
Self-exclusion allows you to request voluntary exclusion from legalized gaming activities.
Types of Self-Exclusion Available in Michigan:
Problem Gambling Helpline and Resources
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) maintains a 24-hour toll-free helpline, 1-800-270-7117, to call if you or someone you know has a gambling problem. Trained professionals under contract with MDHHS will respond on the helpline or virtually, coordinate the initial consultations with qualified counselors, provide financial assistance information and oversee ongoing treatment of clients when necessary.
You may find additional information at the MDHHS website.
In addition to the MDHHS website, you may find the following programs to be helpful. We provide this information not as an endorsement, but to help you decide which programs, if any, might be helpful for your particular needs.
- Gam-Anon For family members and friends of the compulsive gambler.
- Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share experiences, strength and hope with each other.
- National Council on Problem Gambling, a non-profit health agency, disseminates information about problem/compulsive gambling, and promotes the development of services.
Michigan Problem Gambling Help Line 1-800-270-7117