Casino Self-exclusion is a process that allows a person to request to be excluded from legalized gaming activities within a casino and offsite venues. Individuals who enroll in self-exclusion are prohibited from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses or accepting complimentary gifts or services or any other thing of value from any licensed facility.
How do I get placed on the Casino Self-Exclusion list?
A person may have his or her name placed on the Self-Exclusion list by submitting a completed request for Self-Exclusion to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The instructions can be found on the PGCB website.
For more information, call the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling at 717-346-8300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I place a family member with a gambling problem on the list?
No. A person cannot place another person on the Self-Exclusion list. Placement on the list is entirely voluntary and must be done by the individual seeking exclusion.
How long will I be on the Casino Self-Exclusion list?
The person submitting the request for Self-Exclusion may request to be excluded from gaming activities for a minimum length of one of the following: one year (12 months); five years; or lifetime. Casino Self-Exclusions do not expire.
Can my name be removed from the Casino Self-Exclusion list?
Self-Exclusions for one or five years remain in effect until the Self-Excluded person requests removal from the PGCB’s casino Self-Exclusion list. A person may, upon the conclusion of the minimum period of Self-Exclusion, request to be removed from the Casino Self-Exclusion list. Individuals who choose the lifetime ban are unable to request removal from the Casino Self-Exclusion list.
For more information on the Self-Exclusion list removal process, call the Office of Compulsive & Problem Gambling at 717-346-8300.
What will happen after I sign up for Casino Self-Exclusion?
Licensed facilities must refuse wagers from and deny gaming privileges to any Casino Self-Excluded person; deny check cashing privileges, player club memberships, complimentary goods and services, junket participation and other similar privileges and benefits to any Casino Self-Excluded person.
Does Self-Exclusion from Casinos apply to other forms of gambling?
No. The PGCB’s Casino Self-Exclusion list does not ban player participation in all PA gambling venues. However, gaming providers may have stricter Self-Exclusion policies, including banning Self-Excluded persons from all forms of gambling at their venues (casino gaming, horse racing, iGaming in other jurisdictions.)
Other Self-Exclusion Programs available in PA
Visit the PA Gaming Control Board for more info:
- Self-Exclusion from Fantasy Contests
- Self-Exclusion from iGaming
- Self-Exclusion from VGT’s
- Self-Exclusion from iLottery
- There is a separate self-exclusion program for the Pennsylvania Lottery’s online iLottery games. To learn how to place yourself on that list, visit the PA Lottery’s website, www.pailottery.com