The holiday season is filled with celebrations and family gatherings. However, for those fighting gambling addiction, it can be a time of added temptation. These could include strain on budget, family “poker“ parties, dangerous gifts (scratch-offs), alcohol, and extra time off from work causing feelings of boredom and loneliness. Try to avoid these triggers, if you are struggling with gambling addiction. However, if you are finding the holiday season difficult or just need someone to talk to about gambling temptations, please call the Problem Gambling Hotline: 1-800-333-4673 (HOPE).
For those with a strong urge to gamble beyond your means and feelings of regret about gambling, you can pursue a self-exclusion with the GRA to give yourself some time away from the casinos for as little as six months at a time. Please text or call our office (320-384-4811) or visit the Grand Casino MN website (Resources tab) to obtain a copy of a self-exclusion form to help streamline your request for exclusion.
The Mille Lacs Band Gaming Regulatory Authority (GRA) is an independent regulatory agency of tribal government established to separate the government’s regulatory function from the management function of the Gaming Enterprises.
More information and contact numbers can be found at http://www.millelacsband.com/government/gaming-regulatory-authority. You can also LIKE us on Facebook at Mille Lacs Band GRA. GRA Board meetings are open to the public. Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently being conducted remotely using Zoom.