Taking Control - A Guide to Gambling Self-Exclusion Programs in America

Gambling self-exclusion schemes are available throughout the US

Self-exclusion Schemes Available Across Different American States

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We know that overcoming an issue with gambling is not easy, so having extra layers of protection is important. This blog outlines the self-exclusion schemes available across different American states.

What Is Self-Exclusion?

Self-exclusion allows you to voluntarily ban yourself from accessing gambling, whether that be physical or online. It's worth noting that as each state's self-exclusion scheme differs, some may ban you from physical casinos, others just online, and some may offer both. 

While not a magic bullet, these schemes can be a powerful tool in curbing gambling impulses and assisting you in reclaiming control over your life.

Here is an overview of self-exclusion schemes in various states:

Alabama
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Alaska
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Arizona
Register for self-exclusion from all Indian Gaming Facilities in Arizona via the Arizona Department of Gambling's scheme. Access the self-exclusion form on their website.

Arkansas
Arkansas does offer a self-exclusion scheme. You can find the necessary forms and information on the Arkansas Racing Commission's website.

California
Fill in this form to self-exclude from physical casinos in California. If you wish to exclude yourself from Horse Racing tracks or Tribal Casinos, please note that the scheme does not cover these venues. 
You can also get Gamban for free through the California Council on Problem Gambling. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Colorado
Register for the state's self-exclusion scheme, which will remove you from casino marketing lists, slot club memberships, and check-cashing privileges at Colorado casinos.

Connecticut
The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling operates a casino self-exclusion scheme that covers all facilities within the state.

Delaware
You can self-exclude from the following venues in Delaware: The Casino at Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino. You can find the form here. Once completed, you will need to visit the Delaware Lottery to submit it. Their address is 1575 McKee Road, Suite 102, Dover, DE 19904-1903.

Florida
The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling offers a self-exclusion scheme that covers pari-mutuel wagering sites, card rooms, and tribal casinos.

Georgia
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Hawaii
There is no legalised gambling in Hawaii so no self-exclusion schemes. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Idaho
Although you can still request self-exclusion from individual operators, currently the state does not offer a self-exclusion program. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Illinois
The state's scheme allows you to self-exclude from all Illinois casinos, recently expanding to also cover sports wagering activities. You can fill in the form here.
You can also get Gamban for free through Nicasa Behavioural Health Services. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Indiana
To apply for the Indiana voluntary self-exclusion scheme, you can visit any state casino or the Indiana Gaming Commission's office in Indianapolis. Once enrolled, all casinos and sports betting operators licensed by the Indiana Gaming Commission will remove you from their marketing lists.

Iowa
You can register for the casino self-exclusion scheme to prevent access to Iowa casinos licensed by IRGC, as well as those operated by Caesar's Entertainment, Isle of Capri, Boyd Gaming, and Pinnacle Entertainment. However, if you wish to ban yourself from gambling at Tribal casinos, you will need to complete a separate application at those establishments.

Kansas
To exclude yourself from all Kansas state-owned casinos such as Kansas Star Casino, Hollywood Casino, Boot Hill Casino, and Kansas Crossing Casino, you can join the Kansas casino ban scheme. Alternatively, you can contact the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission at 785-296-5800 to register for the self-ban.

Kentucky
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Louisiana
If you are looking to ban yourself from casinos in Louisiana, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) can help. They offer a scheme that prevents you from participating in any gambling activities at any LGCB-regulated casinos. This includes all licensed riverboat casinos, pari-mutuel live racing facility casinos, and the official gaming establishment in New Orleans. To sign up for the self-ban scheme, you will need to visit the Gaming Operations Section office in person.

Maine
If you want to prevent yourself from gambling in Maine, you can register in the Maine self-exclusion scheme. By joining this scheme, you will not be permitted to enter any of the casinos in Maine that are licensed by the Maine Gambling Control Board. To apply for the scheme, you can check out the list of locations provided here.

Maryland
Maryland offers a voluntary self-exclusion scheme. You can sign up for this scheme and will be prevented from entering any Maryland casinos. You can also ban yourself from participating in the Maryland Lottery.

Massachusetts
The state's scheme restricts access to the gaming floor of any casino regulated by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. To register, simply get in touch with (617)533-9737 or send an email to MGC at vse@massgaming.gov.

Michigan
The Michigan Gaming Control Board operates the Disassociated Persons List which allows individuals to self-exclude from Detroit casinos. Online gaming operators also provide mechanisms for self-exclusion from internet gaming.

Minnesota
The Minnesota Lottery offers a self-exclusion scheme for those who struggle with problem gambling. 
You can also get Gamban for free through the Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Mississippi
If you want to self-exclude from any Mississippi casinos regulated by the Mississippi Gaming Commission or the Choctaw Gaming Commission, you can register in the Mississippi self-exclusion scheme. To do so, simply fill out the form and visit any of the MGC Offices located in the Southern and Northern districts or in Jackson.

Missouri
If you're in Missouri and want to exclude yourself from all casinos statewide, you can apply for the self-exclusion scheme managed by the Missouri Gaming Commission. This scheme ensures that you won't receive any marketing materials from the casinos, and they'll prevent you from cashing checks or being a VIP club member. To apply, simply fill out the form.

Montana
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Nebraska
You can register for a two-year or lifetime ban from any casino in the state via the self-exclusion scheme. 

Nevada
Although you can still request self-exclusion from operators, currently the state does not offer a self-exclusion program. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

New Jersey
In New Jersey, you have the option to self-exclude from all Atlantic City casino facilities and online casinos regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. This scheme can assist you in managing gambling urges by preventing you from entering or signing up to any of the New Jersey casinos and sportsbooks regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, both physical and online. Enrolment will also prevent operators from sending you promotional material or marketing offers. To register, fill out the application form.
You can also get Gamban for free through the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

New Mexico
If you’re struggling with the temptation to gamble, the New Mexico self-exclusion scheme can assist you by preventing you from entering all racetracks, casinos, and gaming facilities in the state. To self-exclude, you can visit the website of the New Mexico Gaming Control Board (NMGCB) or call (505)841-9700. Alternatively, you can also choose to self-exclude via the casinos.

New York
The self-exclusion scheme in New York will prevent you from participating in all forms of gambling regulated by the New York State Gaming Commission, including horse racing, off-track betting, video lottery gaming, and commercial casinos. 
To register, simply download the form and send it by mail to: New York State Gaming Commission, Director of Education & Community Relations, PO Box 7500, Schenectady, New York 12301-7500.

North Carolina
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. 
You can get Gamban for free through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

North Dakota
Although you can still request self-exclusion from operators, currently the state does not offer a self-exclusion program. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Ohio 
At the time of writing, not all forms of online gambling are legal in Ohio. However, If you wish to exclude yourself from all Ohio online sports betting, racetracks, casinos, and gaming facilities, you can register for the Voluntary Exclusion Scheme. This scheme will also remove you from gambling marketing lists for the duration of your exclusion. To apply, you will need to complete an application on the Time Out Ohio website where Gamban can also be downloaded for free.

Oklahoma
You can register for a two-year or lifetime ban from any casino in the state via the self-exclusion scheme. All the necessary information is available here.

Oregon
The state has a self-exclusion scheme in place if you want to self-exclude from the Oregon Lottery.

Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board operates a self-exclusion scheme which bans participants from all gaming facilities, including online.
You can also get Gamban for free through the Council on Problem Gambling of Pennsylvania. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers a self-exclusion scheme that covers all gambling facilities within the state.

South Carolina
As most forms of gambling aren’t permitted in South Carolina, there are no self-exclusion schemes. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

South Dakota
South Dakota operates a self-exclusion scheme for video lottery and Deadwood gambling establishments.

Tennessee 
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Texas 
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Utah
There is no legalised gambling in Utah so no self-exclusion schemes. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Vermont
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Virginia
Unfortunately, it appears that this state does not currently provide a self-exclusion scheme. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. 
You can get Gamban for free through Virginia Commonwealth University. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Washington
Although you can still request self-exclusion from operators, currently the state does not offer a self-exclusion program. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

West Virginia
If you want to exclude yourself from West Virginia casinos, there is a scheme available. It will prevent you from entering any state casinos or other gambling venues including sportsbooks, both physical and online. Additionally, the scheme ensures that casinos cannot send you direct marketing campaigns or promotions.
You can also get Gamban for free through the Problem Gamblers Network of West Virginia. All the necessary information is available on their website
Gamban effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices, offering a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Wisconsin
If you want to self-exclude from any casino operated by HCG-Wisconsin Gaming Enterprises and stop receiving any marketing material or promotions from them, you can register in the Wisconsin casino scheme. For more information on how to join the scheme, you can contact MGC at (573)526-4080.

Wyoming
Although you can still request self-exclusion from operators, currently the state does not offer a self-exclusion program. But don't worry, there are still ways to protect yourself. You can try using Gamban, which effectively blocks online gambling on all your devices. Gamban offers a secure, reliable, and affordable solution to help you stay away from gambling sites and applications.

Please note that this list does not cover all states, and self-exclusion schemes vary in their coverage and degrees of restriction.

If you're struggling with gambling addiction, self-exclusion programs can be the first step in regaining control of your life. These programs are regulated by the state and offer different ways to limit gambling exposure, which can provide a much-needed break. It's important to know what resources are available in your state, so you can take proactive steps to address gambling addiction. 

Remember, you're not alone, and there is always help available.

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