Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion is a process that allows a person to voluntarily request to be banned from all legalized Fantasy Contest activities and prohibits the person from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses, or accepting complimentary gifts or services or any other thing of value on a Fantasy Contest.
How do I get placed on the Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion list?
You can sign up for the Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion program by visiting PGCB’s website. Also, a person may have his or her own name placed on the Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion list in person at one of the PGCB’s offices. Call 717-346-8300 for an appointment.
Download a brochure about the Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion Program (PDF, 2 pages).
May I mail the Self-Exclusion application to one of the PGCB offices?
No. The person filing the request for Self-Exclusion must apply online or in person at a PGCB office. Call 717-346-8300 for an appointment.
Can I place a family member with a gambling problem on the list?
No. A person cannot place another person’s name 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 Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion list?
The person filing the request for self-exclusion may request to be excluded from gaming activities for any number of years. The required minimum length of Fantasy Contest SelfExclusion is 1 year.
Can I extend my period of Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion?
Yes. You can extend the period of Self-Exclusion by visiting PGCB’s website or at a PGCB office. Call 717-346-8300 for an appointment.
Can my name be removed from the Self-Exclusion list?
Self-Exclusions remain in effect until that time period has expired. At the time of expiration, any accounts subject to your Self-Exclusion request may be reactivated and your Self-Exclusion will be lifted unless you contact the Board prior to the expiration and request for your Self-Exclusion to be extended.
Within 10 business days after the expiration, the Board will delete your name from the Self-Exclusion List and will notify each Fantasy Contest licensee of the expiration. It may take each Fantasy Contest licensee up to 5 business days to remove your name from their copies of the Self-Exclusion List. For this reason, you should refrain from participating in Fantasy Contests for 15 business days after the expiration of your Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion.
What will happen after I sign up for Fantasy Contest Self-Exclusion?
Fantasy Contest licensees must refuse wagers from and deny gaming privileges to any Self-Excluded person; deny check cashing privileges, player club membership, complimentary goods and services, junket participation and other similar privileges and benefits to any Self-Excluded person; ensure that Self-Excluded persons do not receive junket solicitations, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to Fantasy Contest activities; and may exclude Self-Excluded persons from their Fantasy Contests in other jurisdictions.
A Self-Excluded person who has gambled while on the Self-Exclusion list may not collect in any manner or in any proceeding any winnings or recover any losses arising as a result of any gaming activity for the entire period of time that the person is on the Self-Exclusion List. Any winnings issued to, found on or about or redeemed by a Self-Excluded person shall be remitted to the PGCB and are used towards its responsible gambling programs.
If a person violates the terms of Self-Exclusion, they may be subject to arrest.
Does Self-Exclusion from Fantasy Contests apply to other forms of gambling?
No. The PGCB’s Fantasy Contest 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 Casinos
- 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