What you need to know:
- PlayMyWay is an innovative budgeting tool for mychoice ® members at Plainridge Park Casino, and MGM Rewards members at MGM Springfield. PlayMyWay is entirely voluntary.
- PlayMyWay is part of MassGaming’s comprehensive approach to promote responsible gambling
- MassGaming is offering the PlayMyWay program at Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield; coming to Encore Boston Harbor in September 2022
How to enroll
Enrolling in PlayMyWay is simple! Customers insert their rewards card into a slot machine or other electronic gaming device at Plainridge Park Casino and/or MGM Springfield, and are given the option to enroll on the spot or to decline. Enrollment in PlayMyWay is entirely voluntary.
How PlayMyWay works
Once enrolled, customers will get automatic notifications after approaching 50%, 75%, and 100% of the budget they have set for daily, weekly, or monthly spending.
Customers can choose to stop at any point or keep playing. They can also enroll, adjust their budget, or un-enroll in PlayMyWay from any game at the GameSense Info Center or at a GameSense Kiosk.
First time enrollees in PlayMyWay also receive a one-time food credit that can be used at select food vendors at the casino they enroll at.
Comprehensive Approach to Responsible Gambling
A first-of-its-kind initiative in the United States, this pilot program is part of a comprehensive approach to responsible gaming strategies implemented by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, with a particular focus on problem gambling prevention and customer protection practices. PlayMyWay is intended to help players make decisions about gambling, allow them to monitor and understand their playing behavior in real time, and support their decisions.
The PlayMyWay program is the latest tool added to MGC’s wide-ranging and unique responsible gaming framework known as GameSense.
PlayMyWay is a custom-designed application developed by Scientific Games and IGT. The integrated play management software utilizes a simple, easy to understand interface that includes graphics to aid players. MGC has contracted with the Cambridge Health Alliance to rigorously evaluate this test program for long-term effectiveness and usability. MGC will continue working closely with its strategic partners to closely monitor and assess the program’s functionality.