Setting Money & Time Limits
Keeping gambling fun and safe can mean gambling only with the money you can afford to lose. Click through on the links for some practical advice on setting a budget and sticking to it.
Once you have a budget in place, here are a few suggestions that may help you stick to it while gambling.
- Learn how to limit your spending limits at Play Management.
- Only take cash with you to the casino. With your cards stashed at home, you won’t be tempted to spend more than you budgeted.
- Use your Marquis Reward card account history to monitor how much you’re spending.
- Going over budget happens sometimes. Try to stay flexible and update your budget regularly to reflect actual spending.
Gambling is a form of entertainment, and like other entertainment offerings, it can provide an escape from the realities of every day life. But whereas a movie has a definitive end, gambling can be available 24/7. It’s up to you to determine how much time you can afford to spend gambling, and to stick to your time limit.
Here are some practical tips on how to stick to your time limit:
- Use your phone – Smart phones often have timers on them. Set the timer and take a break when the buzzer goes off. You can stretch your legs for a few minutes, have a coffee or a bite to eat, or head home.
Ask a friend to call you at a certain time. When the phone rings, you know someone is expecting to talk to you, not your voicemail.