Casinos and hospitality giant, MGM Resorts has launched a responsible gambling program at its newly acquired Empire City Casino In New York.
GameSense is a program to promote responsible gambling, and it is aimed at helping people facing gambling issues by creating awareness about responsible gambling practices and also allowing them to sign up for a voluntary self-exclusion from all gambling activities.
The program also includes educating gamblers about responsible gambling measures and policies.
In a statement to the press, MGM said: “MGM Resorts is at the forefront of defining and promoting responsible gambling within the industry, and it’s a major focus at every one of the company’s casinos worldwide.”
“Since launching nationwide in 2017, GameSense has already sparked more than 900,000 conversations with guests.”
MGM acquired the New York’s Empire city casino earlier in January in an $850 million deal. The gambling establishment features over 5,200 slots and electronic table games, multiple dining outlets and both live and simulcasts horse racing.
Several US states and gambling operators have their own GameSense programs. In Massachusetts, 571 people have been enrolled in their GameSense program since it was launched in 2015.
With the new Wynn Resorts’ Encore Boston Harbor casino, the number of people enrolled for the program is expected to go up this year.