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Casino Banned & Self Exclusion Lists
Links to lists and resources in all 50 states
As a casino or gaming operator, you are likely beholden to laws and regulations that prevent you from serving individuals who have been banned, or chosen self-exclusion, from casinos. However, the landscape of banned and exclusion lists is complex and fragmented. It can be difficult to determine who you are legally obligated to provide winnings to, and who can safely be allowed in your casino.
As an emphasis on responsible gaming increases and federal and state monies are levied to combat gambling addiction, use of exclusion lists inside visitor management systems should become the norm for casinos looking to responsibly monitor potential patrons who for any reason should not be allowed to gamble.
We’ve gathered links to banned/self-exclusion documentation for all 50 states, and a variety of tribal entities, as well as some individual casinos. The goal is to provide a single place where you can browse requirements and suggested compliance for all 50 U.S. states.
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Gambling devices are banned by the state of Alabama, except for 3 casinos operated by the Poarch Creek Band of Creek Indians tribal Gaming Commission. It is likely that the Poarch Creek tribe maintains their own internal banned list, however they offer no option for self-exclusion on their website.
Alaska has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
There are a number of ways you can go about excluding yourself. You can download the exclusion form found on this site, fill it out, have it notarized and mail it to the Department of Gaming along with a current photo of yourself. Please note: The self-exclusion will not be processed without proper notarization and a current photo. The photo may be submitted electronically via email; however, the original, notarized self-exclusion form must be mailed or delivered to this office.
You may also come to the office to complete the entire self-exclusion process which includes meeting with the self-exclusion administrator who will discuss the program, notarize the form and take your photo as well as give you additional resources for problem gambling. Appointments for self-excluding in our office are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. It is recommended to call in advance to confirm the Self-Exclusion Administrator will be available.
To date, Arkansas has no statewide exclusion list. Individual casinos do offer lists:
California’s self exclusion list is available to The EMS 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 can be done here.
Self exclusion applications can be submitted online. In accordance with regulations, the Bureau administers a confidential list of Self-Excluded patrons. Self-Excluded patrons are banned from all licensed gambling establishments in the State of California. A licensed gambling establishment does not include Tribal Casino’s. Self-Excluded patrons are prohibited from collecting any unredeemed jackpots or prizes won for the term specified on their form, which can be 1 year or lifetime. Please be advised that all Self-Exclusion terms are irrevocable.
Self exclusion applications can be submitted here.
Colorado offers self exclusion (and reinstatement) by mail.
Once a person has completed the registration, all licensed gambling operations in the state receive notice. From there, it’s on casinos to monitor the parties who wish to gamble. According to the Denver Post, roughly 20 of the individuals on the banned list are banned for gambling while underage.
Please note that two of our member companies, Ameristar Casino and The Isle/Lady Luck Black Hawk consider self-exclusion a permanent decision, and these properties will not allow persons who rescind their self-exclusion applications to gamble at their facilities.
Colorado offers no mechanism to request the self exclusion list, but says that it is distributed to all licensed casinos.
Connectiut’s self exclusion list became law with Public Act No. 21-23. It includes both physical brick and mortar casinos, eGaming, and even fantasy sports.
Connecticut does not publicly release the names on their self exclusion list. The name and any personally identifying information of a person who is participating or who has participated in the corporation’s Substitute House Bill No. 6451 Public Act No. 21-23 54 of 65 voluntary self-exclusion process shall not be deemed public records, as defined in section 1-200, and shall not be available to the public under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, as defined in section 1-200, except that the president may disclose the name and any relevant records of such person, other than records regarding such person’s participation in the voluntary self-exclusion process, if such person claims a winning lottery ticket from the purchase of a ticket for a lottery draw game through the corporation’s Internet web site, online service or mobile application or if such person claims or is paid a winning wager from online sports wagering or retail sports wagering or is paid a prize from a fantasy contest.
Individuals can add themselves to the self exclusion list here.
Delaware’s involuntary exclusion list is publicly accessible here and includes 236 individuals. Each individual exclusion notice includes identifying information, a photo, and reason for the ban, as well as the current address, and any additional states where the individual is banned.
Delaware’s self exclusion program applications must be submitted in person, though the form can be downloaded here.
Florida’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering makes it easy to see a list of everyone who’s been permanently excluded from the pari-mutuel facilities it runs. This list includes 211 individuals who have self excluded since 2006. These include the dog and harness tracks, jai-alai frontons, and barrel-racing operations that are licensed to provide slots and poker as well.
The only casino in Georgia is the Emerald Princess in Brunswick. They do not maintain a publicly available banned or self-exclusion list.
There are no land-based casinos in Hawaii. Visiting cruise ships offer Vegas-style gambling when traveling in international waters but cannot when located in nearby Hawaiian waters. So you will not find a centralized list.
There are seven Indian casinos owned and operated by four Native American tribes in Idaho. The casinos are the Bannock Peak Casino, Clearwater River Casino & Hotel, Coeur D’Alene Casino, Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa, It’se-Ye-Ye Casino and Sage Hill Travel Center & Casino and the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel. However, Idaho has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
The Illinois Gambling Act gives the Board the power to eject or exclude any person from Illinois casinos where such person is in violation of the Act, rules, regulations or a final order of the Board; or where the person’s conduct or reputation is such that his/her presence within the casino may call into question the honesty and integrity of the gambling operations or interfere with the orderly conduct of gaming. Such exclusion is conducted pursuant to the Board’s rules. A list of the 26 people who have been excluded from Illinois casinos can be found here.
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.
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.
Indiana has no centralized list of those who have been involuntarily excluded.
To enroll in the voluntary self-exclusion program, an individual must complete and submit an enrollment form. A person may enroll in any of the following ways:
- Enroll by mail, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at the IRGC Des Moines office, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at an Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP) agency, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll at any state licensed gambling facility, see FAQ for further instructions.
Iowa has no centralized list of those who have been involuntarily excluded.
For information regarding the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission’s Responsible Gambling Program, including the Kansas voluntary exclusion program and FAQ’S click here.
To visit the website of the Kansas Problem Gambling Alliance for more about the resources and information available to help individuals with problem or addictive gambling behaviors click here.
Kentucky has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
Kentucky has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
Casino gaming establishments regulated by the Board include all licensed riverboat casinos, all pari-mutuel live racing facility casinos, and the official gaming establishment (Landbase casino) in New Orleans, Louisiana. This means you cannot engage in gaming, receive or use complimentary goods or services, be a member of a slot or players club, receive credit from any casino, cash checks at a casino, collect winnings or any other thing of value or recover losses. Also, the casinos are to remove your name from their direct marketing lists.
Provide procedures for removing self-excluded persons from the licensed establishment or facility, including, if necessary, procedures that include obtaining the assistance of the division or local law enforcement.
Casinos must provide procedures preventing any person identified on the self-exclusion list from
receiving any advertisement, promotion, or other targeted mailing after ninety days of receiving
notice from the board that the person has been placed on the self-exclusion list.
The self exclusion list is not available to the public but is distributed by the board to casinos.
Casinos may also maintain their own self-exclusion or banned lists.
The Gambling Control Board holds the official self exclusion list and releases the names only to casino or slot establishments. No one except the Gambling Control Unit may release the names of anyone on the self-exclusion list.
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.
The only people who will have access to your information will be the Maryland Lottery and Gaming
Control Agency and the Maryland casino operators (for individuals who elect exclusion from casinos).
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency cannot divulge the names of those on the voluntary
exclusion list to spouses, significant others or employers. However, all individuals who enroll in the
Maryland Voluntary Exclusion Program receive a copy of all documents that they sign as part of the
enrollment process. A follow-up letter is also sent to the home of each voluntarily excluded individual
informing them of their approved application. Individuals who have enrolled in the voluntary exclusion
program who have misplaced or lost copies of these documents may receive new copies only if they
appear in-person at MLGCA headquarters.
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.
Regulations related to the Massachusetts self exclusion list can be found here.
The voluntary self-exclusion list shall consist of the names and information relative to those individuals who have complied with the requirement of 205 CMR 133.00 and have been placed on the list by the
The commission shall maintain an up-to-date database of the Voluntary Self-exclusion list.
Gaming licensees shall be afforded access to the Voluntary Self-exclusion list. The Voluntary
Self-exclusion list may only be accessed by individuals authorized by the commission for the
purpose of administering the voluntary self-exclusion program. This shall include positions
identified in accordance with the gaming licensee’s approved system of internal controls in
accordance with 205 CMR 133.00. All information contained in approved applications for
voluntary exclusion may be disclosed to a gaming licensee.
The list of Voluntary Self-exclusion is exempt from disclosure under M.G.L. c. 66 and shall
not be publicly disclosed by a gaming licensee. However, a gaming licensee may share the list
with its affiliates in other jurisdictions for the purpose of assisting in the proper administration
of responsible gaming programs operated by affiliated gaming establishments.
The Exclusion List contains the names of people convicted of certain crimes in any jurisdiction and those placed on any other jurisdiction’s Exclusion List. These individuals may not enter a casino unless ordered by a court or after a hearing granting permission by the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The list includes only first and last name and includes 128 individuals
For those with Compulsive/Problem Gambling, please click here for more resources.
The Minnesota Gambling Control Board regulates the lawful (charitable) gambling industry to ensure the integrity of operations and provide for the lawful use of net profits. Lawful gambling is conducted only by registered nonprofit organizations. The five forms of lawful gambling are bingo, paddlewheels, pull-tabs, raffles, and tipboards. There is no centralized list of involuntary exclusions.
For those with a problem gambling, click here.
The Mississippi Gaming Control Act § 75-76-35 and Mississippi Gaming Commission Regulation V., Section 1, provides for the establishment of a list of names of persons who are to be excluded from all licensed casinos in the state of Mississippi.
Those wanting to register for voluntary exclusion, please click here.
Section 313.805 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, grants the Missouri Gaming Commission broad authority to regulate gambling operations in Missouri. (RSMo 313.805). Among the Commission’s powers is the ability to “. . . require a licensee, an employee of a licensee or holder of an occupational license to remove a person violating a provision of Sections 313.800 to 313.850 or the commission rules, orders, or final orders, or other person deemed to be undesirable from the excursion gambling boat or adjacent facilities.” (RSMo 313.805(7)). Furthermore, 11 CSR 45-15.020 states that “[t]he commission shall maintain a list of persons to be ejected or excluded from a riverboat gaming operation.”
For those with a gambling problem If you want to participate, you will need to complete an application for placement on the Problem Gambling List and sign it in the presence of a Missouri Gaming Commission agent or staff member.
Montana has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
Nebraska has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists.
Statutes providing for regulations requiring exclusion, ejectment of certain persons from establishments licensed to operate any gambling game or conduct pari-mutuel wagering are contained in chapter 463 of the Nevada Revised Statutes as amended in 1983 (the Nevada Gaming Control Act).
The legislature hereby declares that the exclusion or ejection of certain persons from licensed gaming establishments which conduct pari-mutuel wagering or operate any race book, sports pool or games, other than slot machines only, is necessary to effectuate the policies of this chapter and to maintain effectively the strict regulation of licensed gaming.
The commission may by regulation provide for the establishment of a list of persons who are to be excluded or ejected from any licensed gaming establishment which conducts pari-mutuel wagering or operates any race book, sports pool or games, other than slot machines only.
New Hampshire has no centralized banned list or self exclusion list. Specific casinos may maintain their own lists. For those wanting help with gambling problems, a list of resources is available here.
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.
The board may place on the involuntary exclusion list the name of any person who, because of any of the criteria set forth in this rule, is to be excluded or ejected from a licensed premise, upon the board’s determination that such exclusion or ejection is in the best interest of the state or licensed gaming activity.
Before a name is placed on the involuntary exclusion list, the board shall informally review the information and evidence in its possession to determine whether there is sufficient reason to believe that any one of the criteria set forth in this rule is applicable to the candidate.
Except as otherwise provided in this rule, no person on the involuntary exclusion list shall be excluded or ejected from a gaming establishment until the person has had notice and an opportunity for a hearing as provided for in this rule and the board has issued a final decision.
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.
Gambling devices are banned by the state of North Carolina, except for a few casinos operated by the Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission. It is likely that the Cherokee tribe maintains their own internal banned list, however they offer no option for self-exclusion on their website.
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.
North Dakota does not operate a statewide self exclusion list.
The Ohio Casino Control Law authorizes the Commission to involuntarily exclude individuals from casino facilities who pose a threat to the integrity of casino gaming. Individuals placed on the Commission’s Involuntary Exclusion List are prohibited from entering any casino facility in Ohio. Each casino operator is required to exclude individuals on the list from their facility.
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.
The tribes that are listed as members of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association but do not participate in the statewide OAPCG self-exclusion program are the Eastern Shawnees, Wichitas, Cheyenne-Arapahos, Fort Sill Apaches, Kickapoos, Sac and Foxes, Miamis, Pawnees, Osages, Peorias, Ottawas, Wyandottes, and Quapaws.
Oregon does not operate a centralized self exclusion or banned list. Tribal casinos may maintain their own lists.
People who are being placed on the involuntary exclusion list by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board are given thirty days notice to respond if they wish to appear/speak at the hearing. If they are placed on the list it does not necessarily mean a lifetime ban. They can apply to be removed from the list in five years.
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.
In addition, Pennsylvania maintains an ongoing list of all crimes that take place at casinos on their Play Pennsylvania website.
Individual Casino Self Exclusion Programs:
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.
South Carolina only has one operational casino, the Big M casino, which does not offer a self exclusion list.
The South Dakota banned list contains 7 individuals. South Dakota does not offer a statewide self exclusion list.
Tennessee operates a bit differently than other states, in that each casino operates their own self exclusion lists, but sharing of lists between casinos and sportsbooks is required. These self-exclusion lists are then required to be shared with the Tennessee Education Lottery (TEL) through monthly reports. State law stipulates that self-exclusion requests cannot be reversed once in effect, though the length of self-exclusion will vary between operators.
Professional gambling is illegal in Texas, therefore no banned or self exclusion lists exist. The one tribal casino in the state does not offer self exclusion.
Professional gambling is illegal in Utah, therefore no banned or self exclusion lists exist.
Professional gambling is illegal in Vermont, therefore no banned or self exclusion lists exist.
Virginia offers self exclusion online via Docusign.
Washington’s “No Play” list was launched in 2019. The Gambling Commission will develop the process and scope of the program through rule-making and will have until June 30, 2021 to finalize the rules for the program. Additionally, information obtained by the Commission under this program will be exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act. The goal is to create a program where a person with a gambling problem or gambling disorder can submit a single form and voluntarily exclude themselves from some or all card rooms and casinos.
Until the new rules are effective, individuals who want to self-exclude will need to complete the forms at each facility they wish to be excluded from. In order to expedite the process, we suggest that you contact the gambling facility prior to visiting. A representative should be able to explain that facility’s process and tell you the best time to visit.
Washington D.C. does offer a banned list, however there appear to be no individuals on it. The Self Exclusion list is confidential.
West Virginia does offer a self exclusion list which can be joined by mail.
The West Virginia Lottery also offers a self exclusion list.
Wyoming does not offer a publicly available banned list and has no program for self exclusion.