Navigating finances is one of the most challenging aspects of daily life for those that are in recovery or are looking to reduce gambling in their daily lives. Resources such as tips, downloadable budget plans, and certain financial tools can be found here for individuals directly affected or for the family and friends that care about them.
Pay all bills and important expenses first, before gambling.
Consolidate finances into as few accounts as possible, i.e. a single checking, savings, and credit card account.
Schedule direct deposit of your paycheck to your bank account.
Withdraw cash needed only for expenses each day.
Limit the total amount of money that you can withdraw in a week (arrange with bank).
Leave cash/checks/debit or credit cards at home when you go out.
Meet regularly with a peer counselor or a financial counselor.
Call your credit card companies and request a hold placed on further cash withdrawals.
Freeze your credit so no new credit accounts may be opened.
Turn over your finances to a trusted family member. Provide them with a list of bills and debts to be paid.
Allow them to make the payments for you with your income and agree to live on a cash allowance.
Add a trusted family member to your checking/savings account and require two signatures to withdraw.
Have your trusted family member place your cherished items such as jewelry into a safety deposit box on your behalf to eliminate the temptation to pawn or sell the items for cash.
Provide receipts to your trusted friend or family member so they know you’re remaining accountable for legitimate purchases and you’re not using the monies to gamble.
Explain to friends and family that they can no longer lend you money.
Meet regularly with peer counselor or other financial counselor.
Remove access to ATM usage and/or other financial transaction methods on the casino floor.
Leave ATM/Debit/Credit Card at home and bring only cash to the casino.
Refrain from re-playing winnings. (Do not use winnings to continue gambling).
Go to the casino ONLY with a trusted friend or family member who has knowledge of your financial plan.
True Link Prepaid Debit cards allows people that are affected by gambling related harms to regain a sense of financial independence. The card is loaded directly from your bank account and can be used at any merchant that accepts VISA. The ability to preset certain spending rules, block unauthorized transactions, along with real time spending alerts to trusted family members or friends can significantly help someone to stop gambling. *CCPG does not endorse this product but shares it as a resource for any that may find the service beneficial. *
1. Download the form.
Voluntary Card Transaction Exclusion Program Enrollment Form
2. Print out the form and fill out.
3. Mail the completed form or Fax to (416) 646-5242.
To use the Everi Exclusion Program:
Everi’s Personal Self Transaction Exclusion Program (STeP) is a way for patrons to block access to cash across the company’s national network of ATMs, cash access kiosks, and booth services. The program works in conjunction with a casino’s own exclusion program. The STeP exclusion is effective on credit cards, ATM debit cards, and checking accounts at both machine terminals and cashier cages.
Patrons who believe they have a problem can download a Request to Block Transactions form and indicate what cards and accounts they wish to block. Once Everi processes the form, the identified account is blocked at participating Everi access points for at least one year. The account block remains in place until a customer unblocks his or her account(s).
After downloading the appropriate form, please mail, fax, or email the completed form to:
Everi Payments Inc.ATTN: Denise Spada7250 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 100Las Vegas, NV 89113Phone: (702) 855-3089FAX: (702) 262-5062Email: firstname.lastname@example.org