There are a number of institutions that offer professional assistance:
Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
National Council on Problem Gambling
Please contact us directly if you have any questions. Our Responsible Gaming team is at your disposal at any time and can be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The division on addiction's BBGS e-Screener and intervention system
THE DIVISION ON ADDICTION'S BBGS E-SCREENER AND INTERVENTION SYSTEM
Recognizing gambling-related problems
Brief screens can help people decide whether to seek formal evaluation of their gambling behavior. You can find one recent screen, the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)*, below. The 3-item BBGS is based on the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for pathological gambling. Following the BBGS, please indicate how you feel right now about your gambling by choosing below the statement that best describes your feelings.
- HAVE YOU BECOME RESTLESS IRRITABLE OR ANXIOUS WHEN TRYING TO STOP/CUT DOWN ON GAMBLING? YES/NO
- HAVE YOU TRIED TO KEEP YOUR GAMILY OR FRIENDS FROM KNOWING HOW MUCH YOU GAMBLED? YES/NO
- DID YOU HAVE SUCH FINANCIAL TROUBLE AS A RESULT OF YOUR GAMBLING THAT YOU HAD TO GET HELP WITH LIVING EXPENSES FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR WELFARE? YES/NO
Readiness to reduce gambling behavior
- I NEVER THINK ABOUT MY GAMBLING.
- SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT MY GAMBLING.
- I HAVE DECIDED TO GAMBLE LESS.
- I AM ALREADY TRYING TO CUT BACK ON MY GAMBLING.
- I CHANGED MY GAMBLING. I NOW DO NOT GAMBLE, OR GAMBLE LESS THAN BEFORE.
* Gebauer, L., LaBrie, R. A., Shaffer, H. J. (2010). Optimizing DSM IV classification accuracy: a brief bio-social screen for detecting current gambling disorders among gamblers in the general household population. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry , 55(2), 82-90.
INTERNET GAMING SELF-EXCLUSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please read these INSTRUCTIONS; check to acknowledge each question on the INTERNET GAMING SELF‐EXCLUSION PROGRAM CHECKLIST and read and accept the WAIVER AND RELEASE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. By agreeing to the Internet gaming self‐exclusion checklist, and waiver and release and acknowledgement form, you will be excluded from all Internet gaming activities on New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holder sites . This means you cannot participate in Internet gaming activities, receive or use complimentary goods or services, be a member of a slot or players’ club, receive credit from any New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holder or collect winnings or recover losses. Also, the New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holders are to remove your name from their direct marketing lists. For the complete rules governing the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion program, see the Casino Control Act at N.J.S.A. 5:12‐71.2 and 71.3, as well as the regulations set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:69G‐2.1 through 2.5. Copies of these rules are available upon request from Division personnel. Rules may be changed without prior notice to Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion program participants.
YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR INTERNET GAMING SELF‐EXCLUSION REQUEST THROUGH YOUR PLAYER ACCOUNT;
- You should be aware that New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holders might enact responsible gaming programs that are stricter than New Jersey’s Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion program. The terms and existence of any such responsible gaming program could change, and the Division is not responsible for keeping you informed of such changes.
- In accordance with Section 7 of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, disclosure of your social security number to the Division is voluntary. Failure to disclose your social security number is not grounds for denial of your request for Internet gaming self‐ The request for your social security number is made pursuant to the Casino Control Act, N.J.S.A. 5:12‐1, et seq. If provided, your social security number will be disclosed to the New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holders for their use in identifying you as an Internet gaming self-excluded person in order to deny you credit, and similar privileges, and for forfeiture purposes.
- You must choose one of the two options in connection with the length of time your name must remain on the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion List: one year or five years . If you choose the one year option, or the five years option, you cannot request the removal of your name from the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion List until one year or five years, respectively, have elapsed from the date you submitted your request. Additionally, your name will continue to remain on the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion List until you request its removal. To request your removal from the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion List you must appear in person at one of the two Division of Gaming Enforcement offices to terminate your voluntary Internet Gaming self‐exclusion
- You can also sign up for an Internet gaming self‐exclusion period of lifetime in person at one of the two Division of Gaming Enforcement offices or at one of the New Jersey Racetracks.
- It is your responsibility to refrain from Internet gaming activities. The Division and the New Jersey casino Internet gaming licensed permit holders are not liable for any acts or omissions in processing or enforcing your request for self‐ exclusion, including the failure to withhold your gaming privileges. However, if you are caught gambling at a casino, you will be subject to forfeiture of any winnings, including any chips, tokens, or electronic gaming device credits in your possession, and you will be escorted from the gaming floor. The Division and the Internet gaming licensed permit holders also are not liable for any acts or omissions in processing or enforcing any later request by you to be removed from the Self‐Exclusion List.
- To request permanent Self-Exclusion or to remove yourself from the Internet Gaming Self‐Exclusion List, you must appear in person at either of the two Division offices:
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
Tennessee Avenue and the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
140 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08625