Responsible Gaming

Gambling (also known as "betting" or "gaming") involves the wagering of something of value ("the stakes") on any event, game of chance or skill, with an uncertain outcome together with the intent of winning something else of value ("the prize".) Often, people who gamble risk money in hopes of winning a greater sum of money. For example, a person might risk the cost of a lottery ticket for the chance at winning a large multi-million dollar jackpot. When we think about gambling, often places like casinos or racetracks come to mind, but gambling occurs in other places too, like gas stations, church halls, at sporting events and on the Internet.

Responsible gaming is an integral part of the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission's daily operations. Together with our partners, the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission is committed to fostering an environment of responsible gaming - and addressing problem gambling head on - to ensure that patrons play responsibly and provide help to those who may need it. This means investing time in employee training, dedicating resources to promoting responsible gaming education, and working to protect consumers. With the expansion of legal gaming across the great state of Wyoming, we are committed to educating seasoned bettors and new customers alike on how to keep gaming fun. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible Gaming Plan

  • Self-Exclusion Program

  • Property Signage and Responsible Gaming Disclosures

  • Advertising Restrictions

  • Wager and Time Limits

  • Treatment and Research Funding

  • Youth and Young Adult Prevention Programs

If gambling becomes a problem in your life, we encourage you to ask questions, gather information and conduct research on the type of help that is most appropriate for your situation. This information is intended to be a starting point, and should not be considered as a complete list of information or services.

PROBLEM GAMING RESOURCES IN WYOMING


National Problem Gambling Helpline
Call: 1-800-522-4700
Text: 1-800-522-4700
Chat: ncpgambling.org/chat
https://www.ncpgambling.org/

Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling
Call: 307-277-0509
https://www.wyomingcpg.org/

Wyoming Department of Health
Call: 1-866-571-0944
https://health.wyo.gov/

Responsible Gambling Council
Call: 1-416-499-9800
http://www.responsiblegambling.org/

American Gaming Association
https://www.americangaming.org/

IDEA - IDevelopment and Economic Association
https://ideagrowth.org/

SELF-HELP RESOURCES