The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is going to provide fans of gambling with a unique budget management program called PlayMyWay. It will be available at Plainridge Park Casino.
The aim of this program is to prevent gamblers from losing high amounts of money while gambling. It provides customers of casinos with the opportunity to limit betting amounts by receiving notifications about reaching or exceeding the betting limit. It is up to you to decide whether to use this application or not.
Nowadays, this application is designed exclusively for slots. It can be activated only after inserting a gamblerís club card. The application allows choosing betting limits for various periods of time. We are talking about daily, weekly, or monthly limits. The first notification appears on the screen as soon as 50% of the mentioned amount is lost. As for the land-based slots, they contain a special small screen under the reels for provision of information. The application is constantly active and monitors your wins and losses.
There are also three further notifications. They appear when you lose 75%, 100%, and 125% of your budget, respectively.
PlayMyWay is available only for those who play slots at Plainridge Park Casino.
Marlene Warner, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, believes that gamblers should be aware of their gains and losses while playing slots. It is important to note that the PlayMyWay system is absolutely voluntary.
Mr. Warner reported that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission decided to offer customers the opportunity to control their gambling activities and prevent development of gambling addiction.
The authorities of Massachusetts pay a lot of attention to safe gambling. For instance,
the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) project was organized to evaluate the current situation with problem gambling.
It was established that 1.7% of the total stateís population were addicted gamblers, and 7.5% could become them in the near future. This percentage changes in case of regular visitors of gambling houses. We are talking about 5% of addicted gamblers and 19% of those who can become problem gamblers. The PlayMyWay system is intended to prevent an increase in the number of such people.
After using this tool customers should be happy that they have saved their money. It is very important to developers of this application.