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NEW BUFFALO, Mich. – Four Winds Casino is highlighting their services for the national gambling awareness month.
March was dedicated to shedding light on a problem facing nearly two million Americans, while another 4-6 million Americans show signs of problem gambling.
This month marks the 18 years of the grassroots campaign, which collaborates with the National Council on problem gambling.
The Pokota Band of the Potawatomi Indians has implemented mandatory employee training programs to help recognize these ailments in their casinos in New Buffalo, Hartford, Dowagiac and South Bend.
“We are in the entertainment industry and we are offering an entertainment perspective to our guests and we never want that entertainment perspective to adversely affect our guests. We are serving the community, we live and work in these communities and we want our people to be a healthy and prosperous person, “said Raquel Buari, vice president of compliance at Four Winds Casinos.
Four Winds has also created brochures with local and national hotlines to help guests.
“We are not doctors, we cannot diagnose our guests, so it is only a matter of us making sure that our employees are aware of what signs they are, that our guests have resources available and know that there is help out there” Buari said.
The Pokagon Band hopes to raise awareness of the prevention, cure and recovery services available to treat gambling addiction.