Nearly 1,200 enrolled in PlayMyWay at MGM Springfield month after responsible gaming tool launched at casino
Nearly one month after “PlayMyWay” launched at MGM Springfield, there are nearly 1,200 total active enrollees in the responsible gaming tool at the Springfield-based casino.
PlayMyWay is a voluntary budgeting tool available on electronic games at MGM Springfield. It launched at that location at the end of March, capping off Problem Gambling Awareness Month 2022.
The tool is designed to allow MGM Rewards card members the ability to monitor the amount of money they spend and to support their decision to continue or stop play. PlayMyWay is an innovative budgeting tool currently available to patrons at both MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park Casino. It is set to launch at Encore Boston Harbor soon too.
As of April 27, there are 1,198 patrons actively enrolled in PlayMyWay at MGM Springfield, while 1,146 food credit incentives have been redeemed. Additionally, 10 patrons have re-enrolled after previously unenrolling.
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Patrons enrolled have the opportunity to personalize their play by setting a budget before they begin gambling. 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.
Patrons at MGM Springfield sign up for PlayMyWay by inserting their MGM Rewards card into any slot machine, electronic game, or at the PlayMyWay Kiosk at the GameSense Info Center located inside MGM Springfield. The program prompts cardholders to voluntarily choose a daily, weekly and/or monthly budget to track their spending at MGM. Once enrolled, patrons receive automatic notifications as they approach and reach the budget they set. If a player continues to play, notifications will be received at 25% intervals.
The program is voluntary, and a player can un-enroll or adjust the budget at any time.
“Players should have all the necessary information and resources available to make well-informed decisions on when to gamble, when to stop, and how much to spend,” said Mark Vander Linden, MGC’s Director of Research and Responsible Gaming, at PlayMyWay’s launch announcement at MGM Springfield on March 31.
“PlayMyWay supports informed player choice by giving people the opportunity to set a budget before they begin, and then reinforcing that decision through the gambling session.”