Term Gambling Self Exclusion Programs
Code DF-8000.3010
Definition Programs that provide a way for people to voluntarily ban themselves from a casino, other gambling establishments and online gambling and betting sites in order to deal with gambling problems. The programs may be mandated by the government or voluntarily established by casinos and other gaming operators. The casino agrees to remove the self-excluded person from its direct mail lists and to revoke privileges for casino services such as casino-issued markers, player club/card privileges and on-site check-cashing. Self-exclusion programs vary widely in terms of their administration and the number of years a person remains on the self-exclusion list once signed on to the program (many require a lifetime ban); and under most agreements, the individual risks trespassing charges if she or he attempts to return to the casino and forfeits any winnings. In addition to casinos, many racetracks and even a few state lotteries may offer self-exclusion programs in which anyone can enroll. Online betting and gambling sites also have arrangements for self exclusion which can be short-term cooling off periods set by the player for seven days to several months or longer, or permanent arrangements. Once a player permanently excludes him or herself, the ban is irrevocable, players are not allowed to open a new account or change a 3 month ban to a 7 day ban. Many online gaming operations host a number of different platforms, so self-exclusion from one platform will generally carry over to all other platforms. During the time a player is self excluded, their player account is also frozen, so they are not eligible to make any withdrawals. Once their chosen cooling off period is completed, their account is reinstated and they can either resume gameplay or they can cash out their account entirely. In some juristictions, players who are self-excluded from casino play are automatically excluded from online play.
Created 10/18/11
Changed 9/29/20
Use References Betting Self Exclusion Programs
Casino Gambling Self Exclusion Programs
Casino Self Exclusion Programs
Gambling Limitation Programs
Online Gambling and Betting Site Self Exclusion Programs
Online Gambling Self Exclusion Programs
Racetrack Self Exclusion Programs
Riverboat Self Exclusion Programs
State Lottery Self Exclusion Programs
Voluntary Self Exclusion Programs
See Also References Charitable Gambling Permits (DF-7000.1390)
Compulsive Gambling Service Provider Complaints (DD-1500.1725)
Families/Friends of Individuals with a Gambling Addiction Support Groups (PN-8100.2000-250)
Gambling (PL-7000.4300)
Gambling Addiction Counseling (RP-1400.8000-250)
Gambling Addiction Prevention Programs (RR-5150.5000-250)
Gambling Addiction Relapse Prevention (RR-2500)
Gambling Addiction Screening (RP-5000.5000-250)
Gambling Addiction Support Groups (PN-8100.0500-250)
Gambling Establishment Complaints (DD-1500.4000)
Gambling Regulation (DF-8000.3000)
Gambling Related Residential Treatment Facilities (RM-7000.2500)
External Classification Terms Consumer Services (CAN CO-150)
Gambling Addiction (NTE F54)
Gambling Addiction Prevention and Treatment (UW
Impulse Control Disorders (NPC F03.09)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Related Concepts
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Bibliographic References "Online Gambling Player Self Exclusion", TransUnion website (formerly Ovation), https://www.iovation.com/topics/player-self-exclusion

"Research on Self-Exclusion Programs", Issues & Insights, August, 2010, Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, http://www.gamblingdisorders.org/issues-insights/research-self-exclusion-programs

"Scientific Scrutiny Accompanies Expansion of Self-Exclusion Programs", Monday, May 9, 2011, American Gaming Association, http://www.americangaming.org/newsroom/newsletters/responsible-gaming-quarterly/scientific-scrutiny-accompanies-expansion-self

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