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This is your GameSense.

You've learned how the games you play really work, and the odds of winning or losing.  But as smart as it is to learn as much as possible about each game you play, it's also important to know how life situations can affect how you gamble.  

There are many factors that contribute to what you need to know.  And we've started the conversation with a focus on Seniors and Kids.  So whether you're a parent, a senior, or a friend or family member of either, find out what you need to know here.

And check back regularly to see what's new!


Kids & Gambling

Kids are gambling earlier than you might think.

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Seniors & Gambling

Make the most of your retirement. Help keep gambling fun by using your GameSense.

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Budgeting Tool

Try our GameSense budgeting tool and keep track of how much you're spending on Slots and Table Games.

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GameSense Tips

Play for fun, not to make money.

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

Set a budget and stick to it.

Don't chase losses. Accept them as the cost of entertainment.

Balance gambling with other types of leisure activities.

Take frequent breaks.

Set a time limit before you play.

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Publications Library

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    How the Games Work - Three Card Poker

    Bet against the dealer, on the value of your own three-card hand or bet both.

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    How the Games Work - Blackjack

    Also known as 21, Blackjack is a popular casino card game in which players compare thei...

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    The GameSense Guide to Slot Machines

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to slot machines. With a litt...

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    How the Games Work - Baccarat

    Baccarat offers many different ways to play, such as Mini, EZ, Midi and No-Commission B...

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    Voluntary Self-Exclusion

    The Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program can be an important first step in helping you to c...

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    How the Games Work - Pai Gow Tiles

    Pai Gow Tiles is a game of Chinese Dominoes played with thirty-two dominoes, dealt by t...