It’s been thirty years of responsible gambling for Cesar’s Entertainment. To celebrate the long-time program, the company is donating a whopping one million to charity.
The many beneficiaries of their altruism n the U.S. and abroad are associated with the National Center for Responsible Gaming. The Las Vegas leviathan is certainly the trailblazer in this arena.
In the words of Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice-President, thirty years ago, Caesars Entertainment took the initiative to create the first responsible gaming program, serving our guests who could no longer play for fun.
“We were determined to provide meaningful solutions for problem and underage gaming.”
He notes the many landmark moments over the decades such as Project 21, an early educational program to detect underage gambling symptoms and to monitor the selling of alcohol to minors.
Caesar’s has certainly set an example for the industry. You may recall that in 1995, AT&T and the National Council on Problem Gambling collaborated with the resort in founding the first ever toll-free helpline across the nation.
It was intended for gamblers in need of help. The self-exclusion policy followed in 1999.
Approval abounds near and far
Nothing Caesar’s does goes unnoticed. At the celebration, Cheryl Moss, 8th Judicial District Court in Las Vegas Judge said that she is always impressed by Caesars Entertainment’s work on promoting responsible gambling not only to customers but also to the entire industry.
As the judge who presides over the only active gambling court in the United States, Moss welcomes partners like Caesars Entertainment who have an unparalleled track record of supporting the communities in which they operate.
Of note, Caesar’s has an on-going training program in responsible gambling.
As far away as New Jersey, the casino’s actions have long found approval. Neva Pryor, the state’s Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling says,
“Caesars Entertainment is the most committed and community-minded gaming partner in the state of New Jersey.”