Harrington Raceway & Casino is committed to providing a safe and fun environment for its customers and employees. We take our responsibility for the safety and welfare of our guests very seriously and have established policies and procedures that support our objectives.
We believe it is our responsibility to create awareness about the importance of responsible gaming. By educating our staff and our patrons about the importance of responsible gaming, we could be helping someone who suffers from a gambling disorder.
When gambling is out of control, the game isn't about fun and winning. It's about having enough money to keep playing.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
- Gambling makes home life unhappy
- Feeling remorse after gambling
- Gambling to escape worry or trouble
- Changes in sleeping or eating habits due to gambling
- Loss of work time due to gambling
- Borrowing to finance gambling
- Considering or committing an illegal act to finance gambling
- Considering self-destruction as a result of gambling
Delaware State Law prohibits any person under 21 years of age to play or place wagers at or collect winnings from any slot machine. Harrington Raceway & Casino prohibits any person under 21 to enter the Slot facility.
Harrington Raceway & Casino prohibits any person under 18 years of age to place wagers or collect winnings from the pair-mutual clerks in simulcast or live horse racing.
Responsible Alcohol Service
Harrington Raceway & Casino reserves the right to deny the service of alcoholic beverages to patrons who are, or appear to be intoxicated. Delaware State Law prohibits the possession, purchase and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age.
Tobacco Products and Minors
Harrington Raceway & Casino prohibits the service or sale of any tobacco products to persons under 18 years of age.
Security will attempt to locate the parent or guardian of any child left unattended on the State Fairgrounds. If a parent or guardian is located, he or she will be advised of company policy and the child will be returned to his or her care and custody once the parent or guardian has presented proper identification.
Dependant on the circumstances, police intervention may be a necessity. Parents or guardians who do not comply with this policy will be required to leave the property. If a parent or guardian cannot be located within one hour, Delaware Stare Police will be contacted and the child will be placed into their care and custody. The Delaware State Police will determine whether to contact the Delaware Division of Youth and Family Services.
Harrington Raceway & Casino does not allow pets to be left unattended outside the building.
If you desire to exclude yourself from Harrington Raceway & Casino please see any staff member of the Security or Slot department.
HOW TO GET HELP:
Delaware Council on Gambling Problems Inc
Call anytime from anywhere
A 12-step support group for the compulsive gambler. Through Gamblers Anonymous, many have found the support and suggestions necessary to stop gambling and live healthy and happy lives. For a Gamblers Anonymous chapter near you, call the national service office at (213) 386-8789, or leave a message at (302) 984-2277.
A support group for the spouse, family and friends of the problem gambler, who may need help to cope with the emotional and financial stress associated with this disorder. Membership is voluntary; there are no fees. For more information, call the national service office (718) 352-1671. Leave a message anytime.
Trained therapists and addiction counselors can help gamblers to understand this addiction and develop new coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday living. Intensive outpatient programs as well as inpatient and residential treatment are also available.