Gambling Exclusion Program, Self-Exclusion - FAQs

What will happen if a Self-Exclusion/Self-Restriction participant enters a licensed gambling establishment?

If a self-exclusion/self-restriction participant attempts to enter a licensed gambling establishment, the establishment is required to remove the patron when discovered. Incident reports are then sent to the Bureau of Gambling Control (Bureau.) Upon the Bureau’s receipt of the report, a notification is sent to all local area gambling establishments to alert them that a Self-Exclusion/Restriction participant has been seen in a local gambling establishment.

What if a Self-Exclusion/Self-Restriction participant is not recognized or removed, and has winnings or losses as a result of playing in a licensed gambling establishment?

If a Self-Exclusion/Self-Restriction participant has winnings or losses, the licensed gambling establishment is required to confiscate the money and send it to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Office of Problem Gambling. If an establishment knowingly allows a Self-Exclusion/Restriction participant to gamble in the establishment, the establishment may receive a letter of warning from the Bureau which may jeopardize their license.

Do the Self-Exclusion/Self-Restriction forms have to be both notarized and witnessed by a key employee of a censed gambling establishment?

Only one or the other is required. This is done as a way to verify the patron’s identity.