Self-Exclusion From Sports Betting In MI

Sports betting is an avid pastime in the state of Michigan. After launching in January 2021, the market saw the most successful start for any US state, with millions of players taking advantage of services.

Top online operators offer apps and websites in Michigan, including BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, and a host of others. All betting markets are covered with odds offered via several bet types, including live betting, Moneyline, Prop Bets, and more.

While the industry is booming, sports fans need to learn more about self-exclusion options. For some bettors, the ease of access to sports betting can become a problem.

With self-exclusion services, you can choose to take a break and cut yourself off from land-based and online services. Learn more about your options below and how to enjoy sports betting responsibly.

How Do I Get On A Self-Exclusion List In Michigan?

There are a few ways to place yourself on the self-exclusion list in the state.

There are options for land-based services as well as online apps and websites. Choose a method based on how you access sports betting.

  • In-Person: Visit the Michigan Gaming Control Board office and fill out a form in person. You will be required to provide a copy of your driver’s license or another government-issued photo. Choose one year or five years of exclusion. 
  • Online: Use this link to download the self-exclusion form. https://michigan.gov/documents/mgcb/Responsible_Gaming_Database_Placement_Application_2021-1-15_713746_7.pdf. Fill out the form and email it to MGCB-RGD@michigan.gov.  You will need to include a copy of your photo ID in the email. Choose one year or five years for exclusion. 
  • Mail: You can also download the form above, print it out, and mail it to the board. You will need to address the envelope as follows: Attention: Responsible Gaming Section, Michigan Gaming Control Board, 3062 W Grand Blvd, Suite L-700, Detroit, MI, 48202.

Each of these formats allows you to choose the time frame of exclusion. You must serve the time allotted before you will be allowed to play online or in person once again. 

What Will Happen After I Sign Up For A Self-exclusion List?

Once you are signed up for the Michigan self-exclusion list, you are banned from sports betting until your selected time frame is over.

When you are banned from physical locations, the sportsbooks are given a copy of your photo ID and personal details. If you try to gain entry, you will not be allowed inside.

Online providers are also given access to your personal information, so you will be blocked from trying to log in to or open online sports betting account. 

How Do I Get Off A Self-exclusion List In Michigan?

The Public Act 225 of 2020 allows self-excluded players to request a status change once the time frame of restriction is over. Visit the Michigan Gaming Control Board here, and use the form found under Disassociated Persons List to fill out an application for removal.

Once the form is approved, your name will no longer be connected to the self-exclusion list.

What Will Happen After I Get Off A Self-exclusion List?

Once your name is removed, you are free to place sports bets online or in person at sportsbooks. You must complete the removal process, though, before you can access services again.

Self-Exclusion FAQ

How Do You Find Out If You Are Banned From A Sportsbook?

After you have filled out the self-exclusion application and are approved, you will be banned from the sportsbooks in Michigan. You can check with the Gaming Control Board and see if you are fully banned by email or calling the office.

The board quickly adds names to the self-exclusion list, so there should be minimal leeway between when you sign up and when you are banned. 

How Do I Block Myself From Gambling Sites?

Follow the steps above under the Online section to complete the form for online sports betting exclusion. This form will block you from iGaming for one year or five years, whichever you choose.

How Long Will I Be On The Self-Exclusion List?

Michigan offers a one-year and five-year ban. There is also a permanent option, but most players choose the shorter ban to have access to services in the future.

If a ban needs to be reinstated for a more extended period, contact the Michigan Gaming Control Board for assistance.

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