Pennsylvania Self-Exclusion List Hits 20,000

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced that the Keystone State's self-exclusion list has registered over 20,000 people since it launched in 2006.

The 20,000th exclusion registration took place on June 5th, and has seen 12,811 men and 7,189 females excluded, with ages ranging from 21 to 102 in age. The list allows players to self-exclude for periods of one year, five years, or for life. The state indicated that 21% of registrants request a lifetime ban, and 1,026 have re-enrolled after they had removed themselves from the list.

Those who violate their own self-exclusion could face criminal trespassing charges and having winnings confiscated.

Pennsylvania has worked to expand self-exclusion options in the state, with an online gambling list currently holding 3,778 people. A fantasy sports self-exclusion list has 797 people, and a slot self-exclusion list has 1,467 names on it.

Regarding the self-exclusion list, Pennsylvania Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling director Elizabeth Lanza said, "The Casino Self-Exclusion Program, along with the agency's three other self-exclusion programs, are effective and proven tools that allow for individuals to regain control over their lives, and to learn about other recovery resources.

"The PGCB encourages anyone who thinks they may have a gambling problem to seek treatment and consider taking advantage of the voluntary Self-Exclusion Programs."

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12 June 2023 - 7:39am

Is there someone in charge of the self exclusion program? Or maybe a customer inquiry line a person can use to get in touch ?
And does this program have anyone that regulates how it is being used ? Im still full of questions after a casino tried to force me into this, by using my casino account as leverage and ultimately restricting me from the casino and closing down my account.

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12 June 2023 - 2:15pm

Yeah, they have a group that oversees the exclusion program, as they fine operators that don't comply. They also criminally charge folks that leave their kids in their car to go gamble, which happens more than you may think.