Be Smart. Bet Smart.

CDI feels we have a moral, social and business responsibility to promote responsible gambling among our employees and patrons. Here are some tips to follow in order to wager responsibly:

  • Balance wagering with other leisure activities.
  • Wager for entertainment, not as a way to make money.
  • Do not “chase” losses. Accept them as the cost of entertainment.
  • Use extra income to wager, not money needed for everyday expenses.
  • Set a time limit.

Responsible wagering is what most people practice, and that means enjoying a healthy relationship with wagering.  For some, however, wagering or gambling becomes a serious and progressive behavior disorder that they are unable to control. This can lead to a state of compulsive or pathological gambling.  Pathological gamblers cannot resist the temptation to gamble; they cannot stop regardless of their jobs, families or anything else.

How can you tell if you or someone you know has a gambling problem? Gambling becomes a problem when a person:

  • Loses time from work, school or family life in order to gamble
  • Gambles until all the money is gone
  • Gambles to win back money lost through gambling
  • Lies to hide gambling activity
  • Boasts about winnings but is vague about losses
  • Fails time after time to reduce or stop gambling

Help is available 24 hours a day, every day. Call 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) for assistance.