The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) recently received its 20,000th voluntary request for self-exclusion from individuals who wanted exclusion from entering and participating in gaming activities at the state's casinos and retail sports wagering locations.
The Casino Self-Exclusion Program, established in 2006, has proven to be an effective tool in helping individuals regain control over their lives. Under the Casino Self-Exclusion Program, individuals can request a ban from entering and gambling at PA casinos and retail sports wagering locations for varying periods.
"The Casino Self-Exclusion Program, along with the agency's 3 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," said Elizabeth Lanza, Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling (OCPG). "The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board encourages anyone who thinks they may have a gambling problem to seek treatment and consider taking advantage of the voluntary Self-Exclusion Programs."