Self-Exclusion From Sports Betting In NJ
Online sports betting is a common pastime in the state of New Jersey.
For several years, sports fans have been able to place bets on their favorite teams and players as well as big games like the Super Bowl or March Madness.
While online sports betting is a fun form of entertainment, it is also connected to gambling addiction. It is essential for players who develop gambling addiction or need help to take a break to learn more about the self-exclusion process.
Self-exclusion is an option sports bettors have to cut off access to online betting services. In New Jersey, regulators offer several methods so that players can easily take time off from betting.
After choosing to self-exclude, players are unable to access online sports betting sites or apps. This provides a much-needed time out to avoid overspending or amplifying an existing gambling addiction.
Learn more about the process of self-exclusion in the Garden State below, including how to start the process.
How Do I Get On A Self-Exclusion List In New Jersey?
Option 1 – In-Person:
- You can be self-excluded from all gambling activities in New Jersey sportsbooks and racinos and online by visiting the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement office. It is located at Tennessee Ave. and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Racing Commission can also provide self-exclusion services.
- Once you arrive in person, you will fill out a form. Identification is required, and the regulators will also take your photo to keep on file.
- Self-exclusion can last for one year, five years, or a lifetime.
Option 2 – Online:
- Players also can self-exclude online via a player account or the Division of Gaming Enforcement website.
- Within the player account, you select the self-exclusion option of the provider and fill out the form, selecting one or five years of self-exclusion.
- For the DGE website, you visit www.njportal.com/dge/selfexclusion. Minimum periods of self-exclusion are also one or five years.
- Each option requires you to fill out a form with personal information to ensure that you are cut off from accessing sports betting services for the desired time frame.
What Will Happen After I Sign Up For A Self-exclusion List?
After you are placed on a self-exclusion list in New Jersey, you cannot access sports betting services.
The in-person option cuts you off from land-based and online sports betting, and the online option removes you from accessing sportsbooks via websites or apps.
For land-based exclusion, the Division distributes your photograph and description to each sportsbook. The sportsbooks then remove your information from mailing lists or emails.
The goal is to stop players from entering the facility if the individual tries after being added to the list.
For online self-exclusion, the Division sends out your player account information to each sportsbook that is licensed in the state.
The personal information is saved, and if you were to try and create an account or log in, access is blocked.
How Do I Get Off A Self-exclusion List In New Jersey?
- To remove yourself from the self-exclusion list, you must complete the initial term, be it one or five years.
- Use this link to request removal from the list: https://www.njportal.com/DGE/SelfExclusion/OptIn/Instructions
- From there, you must read and understand the terms and conditions.
- After agreeing to the terms and conditions, fill out the form provided with your personal information.
- The form is then submitted and must be approved before you regain access to services.
What Will Happen After I Get Off A Self-exclusion List?
Once your name is removed from the list, your access to online gaming activity is reinstated. In some cases, you may be asked to continue with other Responsible Gaming Programs.
The Waiver of Liability signed with the request for voluntary exclusion remains in effect.
How Do You Find Out If You Are Banned From A Sportsbook?
If you have filled out the self-exclusion in-person with New Jersey regulators, you should be banned from a casino for the allotted time frame.
You can choose to contact sportsbook in the state to ensure your information has been received. Once the casino has your photo and personal details, you will not be allowed entry when visiting.
Sportsbooks are obligated to check IDs and should have self-excluded players’ identification information flagged.
How Do I Block Myself From Gambling Sites?
Block yourself from online gambling in New Jersey by signing up for self-exclusion via an existing online gaming account or via the Division of Gaming Enforcement here: www.njportal.com/dge/selfexclusion.
Once the form is filled out and submitted, regulators alert online gaming sites so that you cannot access sportsbooks, be it via websites or apps.
How Long Will I Be On The Self-Exclusion List?
The time frame for exclusion is entirely up to you. The online process allows players to self-exclude for one year or five years.
If you decide to fill out the registration form in person, you can also self-exclude permanently.
Struggling with a gambling problem? Learn more about how to get help.