Gambling is a form of entertainment that is easily enjoyed in Pennsylvania, and the state offers a wide variety of gaming options, including online and land-based casinos.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees the industry, and the group works hard to ensure that players are protected in several ways, including offering self-exclusion programs.
The specialized self-exclusion programs in the Keystone State allow players who are affected by problem gambling to distance themselves from services.
Individuals who choose to place themselves on the self-exclusion list are banned from casino gaming, video gaming terminals, online gambling, and fantasy sports wagering.
Learn more about how to sign up below to help yourself or someone you love that may be struggling with problem gambling.
To get started, you need to go to responsibleplay.pa.gov and create a Keystone login. You will need this to sign up for self-exclusion.
Once signed up, click the “Sign Up for Self-Exclusion” section to begin the process.
You can also enroll by visiting a Gaming Control Board office. You can schedule an appointment at an office by calling 717-346-8300.
You can also email for an appointment time to email@example.com.
Information provided during enrollment is given to operators. This data is used to keep you from visiting a physical location or creating an online account.
This includes your name and address, as well as your photo ID and a current photograph.
Once you are on the self-exclusion list, you cannot be removed until the time frame selected has passed.
Once eligible, you can request removal from the list by visiting the Gaming Control Board website here: https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/SelfExclusion/Removal/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fSelfExclusion%2f
After your name is removed from the self-exclusion list, you are free to enjoy gambling once again. This will include casinos and online gambling.
You are automatically banned from a casino if you select the land-based program.
The Board provides your information to operators, so you are not allowed entry.
Select the online gambling self-exclusion program during enrollment to be banned from online gambling sites.
The state offers one or five years of self-exclusion.
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