The Importance of Casino Watchlists
As a licensed gaming operator, you have to comply with complex regulations to avoid costly fines. We’ve gathered up all information, for every U.S. state into a handy guide to help you stay compliant and ensure problem gamblers, and troublesome individuals don’t put your casino or sportsbook at risk.
Statewide Banned Lists
Easily query against the banned gamblers and involuntary exclusion lists for your state or tribe. IDScan.net aggregates all public banned gambler lists, and can help you query private state lists as well, checking for aliases and date-of-birth at the cage or on the casino floor.
All casinos receive access to their state’s self-exclusion program enrollment list, but does your casino have a plan for checking against that list when a gambler goes to collect their jackpot? We make it easy by automatically checking the self-exclusion database.
Make things easy for your security team by maintaining a private watch list of cheaters or troublesome patrons. Store your list on a private server and query it whenever you scan an ID. Don’t wait until someone starts trouble to remove them from your establishment.
Alabama Casino Banned List
Gambling and casinos are banned by the state of Alabama, except for 3 casinos operated by the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians tribal Gaming Commission.
They do not make their banned list or watchlist publicly available.
They do not reference self exclusion anywhere on their site.
No. Alabama law only allows for bingo-based games and electronic gaming devices.
Alaska Casino Banned List
Alaska has no centralized banned list.
No. The ASWD contains resources related to problem gambling, but does not offer a self exclusion or involuntary exclusion option.
Arizona Casino Banned List
Arizona has no centralized banned list.
Yes. Arizona offers self exclusion for a duration of the player’s choosing. The statewide exclusion list includes exclusion from all Class III Indian Gaming Facilities, including their facilities.
Yes. Because Ak-Chin is a Harrah’s managed property, anyone who self excludes in Arizona will automatically be self-excluded from all Harrah’s/Caesars properties globally.
Arkansas Casino Banned List
Arkansas has no centralized banned list.
California Casino Banned List
California does not maintain or offer a publicly available banned list or watchlist.
California’s confidential self exclusion list is available to Department of Justice employees, law enforcement personnel, gambling establishment key employees, and non-licensed gambling establishment employees. Application for non-licensed gambling entities to receive and access the list can be done here.
No. Self exclusion does not apply to tribal casinos in the State of California.
Colorado Casino Banned List
Colorado maintain a list of court-ordered casino bans. It is not publicly available. Roughly 20 of the members of their banned list were banned for gambling while underage.
Yes. It is distributed to all licensed casinos in the state.
Connecticut Casino Banned List
Connecticut has no centralized banned list.
Yes. Individuals can add themselves to the self exclusion list here. The information on the list is deemed a private public record, and is only available to licensed gaming operators.
Per Connecticut law, self-exclusion is meant to apply to digital gaming as well as brick-and-mortar casinos, but there have been difficulties sharing self exclusion lists between entities.
There are two tribal casinos in Connecticut – Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun.
Delaware Casino Banned List
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Yes. It contains 233 individuals and includes most recent address, personal information, and a photo.
Delaware only manages self exclusion for the Delaware Lottery. Individual casinos may offer their own self-exclusion lists.
Florida Casino Banned List
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211 individuals have been added to the Florida involuntary exclusion list since 2006.
No. The Florida Council on Problem Gaming has guidance on self exclusion programs, but the state does not operate a centrally-managed list.
Georgia Casino Banned List
The only casino in Georgia is the Emerald Princess. They do not maintain a banned or self exclusion list.
1. The Emerald Princess floating casino in Brunswick.
Hawaii Casino Banned List
There are no land-based casinos in Hawaii.
Idaho Casino Banned List
Idaho does not maintain a centralized banned list or watchlist.
There are seven casinos operated by four tribes in Idaho.
No. Idaho has no self exclusion program.
Illinois Casino Banned List
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26 banned individuals, dating back to 1993.
The Illinois self exclusion list is separate and is confidential. Problem Gamblers have two options – a self exclusion program or adding themselves to the problem gambling registry system. Enrollment in either program can be done here.
In either case, the gaming locations have no obligation to prevent the self-excluded individual from gaming or entering the premises.
The program is available to both in-state and out-of-state residents.
The Illinois self exclusion program includes video gaming and sports betting locations.
Indiana Casino Banned List
Indiana does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
Indiana has 11 casinos. 10 are riverboat casinos and 1 is land-based.
A person may sign up at any Indiana casino, at the IGC office in Indianapolis or with a designated problem gambling treatment provider for one year, five years or lifetime exclusion. The list of excluded persons is confidential. In order to sign up for the VEP, an interested participant must fill out a Request for Voluntary Exclusion form in person, witnessed by a gaming agent or IGC designee. The form can be found here.
Iowa Casino Banned List
Iowa does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
Iowa has 23 casinos. Four are tribal casinos, and 19 are state-licensed casinos.
Yes. The Iowa Racing & Gaming commission maintains a self exclusion list. Individual casinos also offer their own exclusion lists. Problem gamblers can enroll here.
Kansas Casino Banned List
Kansas does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
Four. The Boot Hill Casino, Hollywood Casino, Kansas Star, and Kansas Crossing.
For information regarding the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission’s Responsible Gambling Program, including the Kansas voluntary exclusion program and FAQ’S click here. The self exclusion list is distributed to casino managers only and removes the individuals from any direct marketing, and refuses check cashing privileges for any winnings.
Kentucky Casino Banned List
Kentucky does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
There is 1 casino and 1 racino in Kentucky – the famous Kentucky Downs. There are additionally gaming halls and video gaming locations in the state.
Louisiana Casino Banned List
Louisiana does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
There are 43 state-licensed casinos and 4 tribal casinos in Louisiana.
An individual wishing to be excluded from casino gaming activities at all casino gaming establishments regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board must appear in person at a Louisiana State Police, Gaming Enforcement Division location, and complete and sign the proper forms in the presence of a Division Agent. Instructions and the “Request for Self-Exclusion from Casino Gaming” form are linked here.
Maine Casino Banned List
Miane does not provide a centralized banned list or watch list.
There are 2 casinos in Maine.
After an individual submits the forms and photos for self exclusion, they are sent in an email immediately to the Gambling Control Board and your name will be placed on the list . All paper forms and copied identifications will be sent to the Gambling Control Unit in the next available US mail. None of your information will remain with the agency. This is a password protected confidential process done here.
Maryland Casino Banned List
Maryland does not maintain a publicly available banned or watch list.
There are 6 casinos in Maryland
Yes. Maryland Self exclusion applies to casinos, sports betting facilities, bingo halls, and fantasy sports.
Because several Maryland casinos are run by national operators such as Penn National, MGM Resorts, and Caesars Entertainment, adding yourself to the Maryland self exclusion list will automatically exclude you from all of their properties worldwide.
Massachusetts Casino Banned List
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The list consists of persons who have violated or conspired to violate laws related to gaming, cheats, willful tax evaders, individuals whose presence in a licensed gaming establishment would adversely affect public confidence and trust in the gaming industry, and persons whose presence in a licensed gaming establishment poses the potential of injurious threat to the interests of the Commonwealth.
Yes. Massachusetts self exclusion allows for separate self exclusion from physical casinos, online gaming, or both. It is managed by GameSense. Remote enrollment is allowed. It does not exclude you from playing the lottery.
Michigan Casino Banned List
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The list includes only first and last name and includes 128 individuals.
Minnesota Casino Banned List
Minnesota does not maintain a list of banned players or a watchlist.
There are 19 tribal casinos in Minnesota. They may operate their own banned lists.
Mississippi Casino Banned List
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Mississippi has 30 state-licensed casinos, mostly along the Gulf Coasts.
Yes. The Mississippi Self Exclusion process excludes individuals from gaming at any of the state’s casinos for a minimum of 5 years.
Missouri Casino Banned List
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There are 13 casinos in Missouri.
Montana Casino Banned List
Montana does not maintain publicly available banned player list.
There are 4 major casinos and more than 100 licensed video gaming operators.
Yes. The Montana Secretary of State offers the ability to exclude from sports wagering and lottery participation.
Nebraska Casino Banned List
Nebraska does not maintain publicly available banned player list.
Casino gaming was legalized only in 2020 at licensed racetracks. However, many of the planned casinos have not yet opened.
Nevada Casino Banned List
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36 men and 1 woman are on the Nevada casino banned list (also sometimes called the Blacklist or the Las Vegas banned gamblers list).
No. But individual casinos and gaming operators maintain their own programs.
New Hampshire Casino Banned List
New Hampshire does not have a centralized banned or involuntary exclusion list.
No. The state does have a Council on Responsible Gaming which offers resources for problem gamblers.
New Jersey Casino Banned List
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There are more than 200 individuals on the New Jersey casino banned/involuntary exclusion list.
The Casino Control Act (N.J.S.A 5:12-71 provides for the establishment of a list of persons who are to be excluded or ejected from any licensed casino in New Jersey, such as career professional offenders, cheats, or criminal offenders.
Yes. New Jersey has one of the most advanced self exclusion programs in the country, with digital enrollment, and easy digital un-enrollment.
There is a minimum elf-exclusion length of 1-year.
New Mexico Casino Banned List
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19 individuals are on the New Mexico casino banned list. 7 women and 12 men. The list includes photos of 18 individuals and detailed information on the reasons for their ban.
New York Casino Banned List
Nobody is banned from casinos in New York, according to the state’s Gaming Commission.
The New York State Gaming Commission is required by state law to keep a list of people “involuntary excluded” from any licensed gambling facility publically available on its website. However there are no individuals on the current banned list.
Individual casinos are free to ban patrons on their own accord, but the state has not taken action to exclude any person from gambling facilities. The law applies specifically to casinos licensed by the state, whereas Native American casinos operate under separate agreements specific to each tribe. The exclusion process considers whether a person has been banned from racing facilities or Native American casinos.
Yes. Individuals must submit a notarized form and a photograph to the New York State Gaming Commission. Or they can complete the process in-person at any licensed gaming facility.
North Carolina Casino Banned List
North Carolina does not maintain a centralized banned gambler or involuntary exclusion list.
No, however the largest casino in the state, the Catawba Two Kings Casino offers their own self exclusion program.
North Dakota Casino Banned List
North Dakota does not maintain a publicly available casino banned list.
The commission or an operator may ban a person from participating in the play or operation of sports wagering. A log of all excluded persons must be kept by the commission and shared with each operator, and a person on the commission’s exclusion list or an operator’s exclusion list may not engage in sports wagering under this chapter. However, this list is not publicly available.
No. But individual casinos and gaming operators maintain their own programs.
Ohio Casino Banned List
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11 individuals are on the Ohio casino banned list. The majority are banned due to placing or assisting with illegal bets during their time employed by casinos in the state.
Yes. The Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) allows for self exclusion. The application must be completed in person. Self-excluded individuals are still permitted to work on casino properties. The self exclusion list is accessible only to Ohio casino operators.
The onus of staying out of your casino is on the self-excluded individual. They may be arrested and are unable to collect any jackpot winnings, however there are no punitive damages for allowing a self-excluded gambler to enter or place bets at your casino.
Oklahoma Casino Banned List
Oklahoma does not maintain a publicly available banned gamblers list.
The majority of Oklahoma’s tribal casinos participate in a centralized exclusion list. The list is not publicly available but is said to contain more than 11,000 problem gamblers, which makes it the largest statewide list in the country by a wide margin. However, it is not available to the public.
Yes. Participants can enroll online. However, because of the large number of independent tribal casinos operating in the state, not all casinos participate equally.
- Absentee Shawnee Gaming Commission – 405-360-9270
- Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission – 918-431-4116
- Chickasaw Nation Gaming Commission – 580-310-0570
- Choctaw Nation Gaming Commission – 580-924-8112
- Citizen Potawatomi Nation Gaming Commission – 405-878-4838
- Comanche Nation Gaming Commission – 580-595-3300
- Delaware Nation Gaming Commission – 405-247-2448
- Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Gaming Commission – 918-666-2435
- Kiowa Tribe Gaming Commission – 580-654-2300
- Muscogee Creek Office of Public Gaming – 918-995-8400
- Otoe-Missouri Nation Gaming Commission – 580-723-2851
- Ponca Tribe Gaming Commission – 580-762-8104
- Seminole Nation Gaming Agency – 405-382-0046
- Shawnee Tribe Gaming Commission – 918-542-2441
- Remington Park – 405-424-1000
- The Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma – 918-542-2441
Oregon Casino Banned List
Oregon does not maintain a publicly available banned gambler list.
There are 8 tribal casinos in the state. The Spirit Mountain Casino is the largest.
Pennsylvania Casino Banned List
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There are currently about 1110 people on the involuntary exclusion list in Pennsylvania. Their names, pictures and reasons for landing on the list are listed on the Pennsylvania gaming Control Board’s website. It’s the most of any state with a publicly available list.
In addition, Pennsylvania maintains an ongoing list of all crimes that take place at casinos on their Play Pennsylvania website.
Yes. Pennsylvania offers 4 separate self-exclusion tracks – casinos, interactive gambling (online gaming), video gaming terminals, and fantasy contests. They are one of the few states that allow for online enrollment.
Rhode Island Casino Banned List
Rhode Island does not maintain a publicly available banned gamblers list.
Bally’s is the sole operator of Rhode Island’s 2 casinos, and maintains their own banned and self exclusion list, which they say contains roughly 70 individuals.
Yes but users must call PGSRI for more information.
South Carolina Casino Banned List
South Carolina does not maintain a publicly available banned gamblers list.
South Carolina only has one operational casino, the Big M casino, which does not make their banned players list public.
No. The Big M also does not offer a self exclusion program.
South Dakota Casino Banned List
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3 women and 4 men are on the South Dakota banned gamblers list. The list is available due to a FOIA request and contains only first name, last name, and a photo.
No. But individual casinos and gaming operators maintain their own programs.
Tennessee Casino Banned List
In Tennessee, most forms of gambling are prohibited under state law. The state’s constitution explicitly prohibits all forms of casino-style gambling, including slot machines, roulette, and other table games.
Despite the prohibition on most forms of gambling in Tennessee, there are some exceptions. For example, the state allows for charitable bingo games and certain forms of parimutuel betting on horse races. Additionally, daily fantasy sports are legal in Tennessee under a law that was passed in 2016.
When you self-exclude from one book, this doesn’t always mean you’re opting out of all Tennessee sportsbooks.
Some operators, such as Caesars, offer the option of either self-excluding from that sportsbook alone or from all Tennessee sportsbooks simultaneously. But that’s not necessarily the case at all books, so it’s important to read the fine print.
It is worth noting that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians operates a casino resort in western North Carolina, which is relatively close to Tennessee. However, this casino is not located in Tennessee and is subject to the laws and regulations of North Carolina.
This tribe has purchased land in Tennessee with the future goal of establishing a casino in the state.
Texas Casino Banned List
There are no casinos in Texas because the state’s constitution and laws prohibit most forms of casino-style gambling. Specifically, the Texas Constitution only allows for certain types of gambling, such as horse and dog racing, bingo, and lottery. However, casino games like blackjack, roulette, and slot machines are prohibited.
Therefore there are no banned or self exclusion lists that exist.
Utah Casino Banned List
Casinos and most forms of gambling are illegal in Utah due to the state’s strict anti-gambling laws. The Utah Constitution explicitly prohibits all forms of gambling, including casino games, slot machines, sports betting, and horse and dog racing.
Additionally, Utah does not have a state lottery.
Vermont Casino Banned List
In Vermont, most forms of gambling are illegal under state law. Vermont has some of the strictest gambling laws in the United States, and the state’s constitution explicitly prohibits most forms of gambling, including casino games, sports betting, and lottery games.
However, there are some exceptions to the state’s prohibition on gambling. For example, the state allows for charitable gambling, including bingo games and raffles. Additionally, Vermont has a state lottery that offers a limited number of games, such as scratch-off tickets and multi-state games like Powerball.
It is also worth noting that Vermont has not yet legalized sports betting, although there have been some efforts in the state legislature to do so. However, these efforts have not been successful so far, and it is unclear whether sports betting will be legalized in Vermont anytime soon.
Virginia Casino Banned List
Virginia does not offer a publicly available banned gamblers list.
There are 13 casinos in Virginia. 4 more are slated to open in 2024.
Yes. The self-exclusion program allows people with a gambling problem to voluntary exclude themselves from participating in certain legalized gambling in Virginia, whether regulated by the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, or the Virginia Racing Commission. This includes casino gaming, account-based Virginia Lottery games; online sports betting, charitable gaming (raffle, bingo, network bingo and instant bingo); and betting on horse racing (live racing, off-track betting, historical horse racing, and advance deposit account wagering).
Washington Casino Banned List
Washington does not offer a publicly available casino banned gamblers list.
22 tribes operate 29 casinos. The largest is Muckleshoot Casino.
Yes, The Gambling Commission has developed a process where a person with a gambling problem or gambling disorder can submit a single form and voluntarily exclude themselves from all non-tribal casinos statewide. Tribal casinos may also participate in this statewide self-exclusion program.
Washington D.C Casino Banned List
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No. The District of Columbia does not have any casinos.
Yes. The D.C. self exclusion program is for the Washington D.C. Lottery. It also applies to online gaming and sportsbooks.
West Virginia Casino Banned List
West Virginia does not offer a publicly available casino banned gamblers list.
The state has five casinos that offer a variety of gambling options, including slot machines, table games, and poker rooms. The casinos are located in different parts of the state and include:
- Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town
- Mardi Gras Casino & Resort in Cross Lanes
- Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland
- Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in Wheeling
- The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs (a private casino exclusively for guests of the resort)
Yes. The self exclusion program is managed by the state lottery. Gamblers who wish to self exclude must print and mail the form.
Wisconsin Casino Banned List
Wisconsin does not offer a publicly available casino banned gamblers list.
There are 26 Indian casinos in Wisconsin.
No. But two of the major tribes offer their own self exclusion options:
Potawatomi Self Exclusion List
Wyoming Casino Banned List
Wyoming does not offer a publicly available casino banned gamblers list.
There are three casinos in Wyoming. All are located on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
No. But individual casinos and gaming operators maintain their own programs.
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