Responsible Gaming

A message from the CCGP

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Council on Problem Gambling. It's purpose is to educate and disseminate information on compulsive gambling and to facilitate referrals.

The Pennsylvania Council provides speakers, workshops, seminars, and information on this public health problem to business, industry and labor groups, schools and colleges, health care and treatment facilities, and to community and religious organizations.

To find out more or to become a helping friend of the Pennsylvania Council, call: 215-389-4008

Parx Casino® is concerned about any guests who feel they are or may become compulsive gamblers.

We recognize that although gaming, in all forms, provides harmless fun and excitement for the vast majority of participants, there will be a small proportion of people who may lose the ability to control their gambling. We believe that compulsive gambling is an illness, but one that is eminently treatable.

Parx Casino® provides financial and moral support to the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania which helps their training and research efforts.

We also provide awareness training for all appropriate employess.

Compulsive gambling

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-848-1880

Unattended children

Leaving unattended children in cars is an illegal and potentially dangerous situation that requires serious attention. At Parx, we are exceptionally diligent on this issue. Parx's policy is to notify Bensalem Township Police or Pennsylvania State Police of any patrons found violating this policy, and to exclude those patrons from future access to Parx Casino®. In appropriate cases, local child welfare agencies will also be notified.

Compulsive gambling twenty questions:

Gamblers Anonymous (ga) uses the following to help individuals determine whether they have a gambling problem. A compulsive gambler will answer "yes" to at least seven of the questions:

  • Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?

  • Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?

  • Did gambling affect your reputation?

  • Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?

  • Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?

  • Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?

  • After losing, did you feel that you had to return as soon as possible and win back your losses?

  • After a win, did you have a strong urge to return and win more?

  • Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?

  • Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?

  • Have you ever sold anything to finance your gambling?

  • Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?

  • Did gambling make you careless about the welfare of your family?

  • Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?

  • Have you ever gambled to escape worry or trouble?

  • Have you ever committed, or considered committing, and illegal act to finance gambling?

  • Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

  • Do arguments, disappointments, or frustrations create within you and urge to gamble?

  • Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?

  • Have you ever considered self-destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?