Promoting Responsible Gambling

We want all of our customers to have fun and to enjoy our property safely. As Such, we are committed to a policy of responsible gaming. While we recognize that the overwhelming majority of our customers enjoy our gambling and non-gambling amenities responsibly, we also understand that there is a small proportion of the population who do not.
To protect them, and others affected by their behavior, we have established a set of policies and guidelines modeled after the American Gaming Association’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming. The “Code” establishes minimum standards that address problem gambling, underage gambling, improper use of alcohol, responsible marketing and advertising and the prevention of unattended minors.

Recognizing the Problem
It is widely believed that 1-2% of all gamblers are compulsive and that most experience varying degrees of depression and problems in their lives. Participating in games of chance becomes a self-medicating distraction, providing only temporary relief from underlying problems associated with compulsive behavior.

How do you know if you have a gambling problem?
  • You have often gambled longer than you had planned.
  • You have often gambled until your last dollar was gone.
  • Thoughts of gambling have caused you to lose sleep.
  • You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid.
  • You have made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling.
  • You have broken the law or considered breaking the law to finance your gambling.
  • You have borrowed money to finance your gambling.
  • You have felt depressed or suicidal because of your gambling losses.
  • You have been remorseful after gambling.
  • You have gambled to get money to meet your financial obligations.

If you or someone you know answers yes to any of these questions, consider seeking professional help or advice by calling the National Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700.

What can you do if you have a problem?
Admit that you have a progressive illness that won’t go away by itself. Thousands of people have received help through
Gamblers Anonymous or other programs designed specifically for people with gambling problems.

Prevention of Underage Gambling/Alcohol Consumption
Gulf Greyhound Park requires persons to be aged 21 or older in order to gamble or to purchase/consume alcohol. Employees at our property are trained to be on the lookout for persons under 21 trying to gamble and are trained to card anyone appearing to be under the age of 30. Employees are authorized to ask any person gambling or purchasing/drinking alcohol for proof of age. We confiscate any false or altered IDs we come across and may inform outside law enforcement when we catch someone under 21. We have zero tolerance for underage persons trying to circumvent the law.

Concern for Children
Gulf Greyhound Park is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all its guests, visitors and employees. An important part of this commitment is to ensure that our patrons do not leave minors unattended either inside or outside the facility. Employees are trained to be on the lookout for any unattended children and to report any such children to our security department while keeping an eye on the child until security arrives on the scene.