Facilitating Responsible Casino Gaming

Responsible Gaming


Casino gaming is a form of recreation enjoyed by a number of persons as they try their luck, wager responsibly, have a good time and understand that gambling is a form of entertainment. They enjoy the excitement of the casino, the fine restaurants, the shows and the other amenities provided for their entertainment and pleasure.

Warning signs of a Gambling Problem

Gaming for a few can become addictive and from time to time persons who find themselves routinely engaging in gaming should review their activities to ensure that it is still a form of recreation and nothing more.

To test to see that your gaming has not reached the level of being an addiction go to:


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Resources for Problem Gamblers

There are a number of websites which offer assistance to persons struggling with gambling addiction a few of which are listed below. It is generally accepted that persons with any addiction are set on the path to recovery by voluntary membership in a group with individuals who are struggling with the same problem. In this regard there is a branch of gamblers anonymous located at St. Peters and Paul Preparatory School on Monroe Road in Kingston. There are also support groups for the family members of addicted gamblers.

Gamblers Anonymous - Liguanea
Saints Peter & Paul Prep School
120 Old Hope Road
Monroe Road Entrance
Kingston, Jamaica
For information: (876) 969-3555, (876) 877-7074 or
(876) 470-7501


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Voluntary Exclusion

A Voluntary Exclusion Program (also known as Voluntary Self-Exclusion) is a policy enacted by several jurisdictions and/or individual casinos as a method of addressing the issue of addictive and compulsive gambling.Some Canadian provinces such as Manitoba[1] and British Columbia also have similar programs.

In areas that have enacted VEP policies, an individual who is aware that they suffer from gambling addiction can voluntarily request that their name be added to the VEP list. If their application is accepted, the person in question becomes legally banned from all participating casinos within the VEP coverage area. If a person who has been added to the VEP list enters or attempts to enter a casino that participates in the VEP, they are immediately arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. In addition, any chips, tokens, credits or other winnings in their possession at the time of arrest can be confiscated or invalidated.

The participant must complete the form of their own free will and not be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or prescription medication. Once enrolled, it is the responsibility of the VEP participant to stay away from gaming areas of the casinos. Casinos do not enforce this.

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In Jamaica and the Caribbean, RISE Life Management Services operates the only comprehensive programme for individuals with gambling related problems.

RISE Life Management Services
57 East Street
(CNR Laws & Duke Street)
Kingston, Jamaica
Telephone: 1.876.967.3777
Fax: 1.876.967.3779
Counselling Lifeline Number (Toll free): 1.888.991.4146
Available: Everyday & between 8:30 am - Midnight

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