The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has launched an exclusive self-exclusion program for gamblers who want to stay away from Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs).
The new program would allow gamblers to choose between a 1-year, 5-year or lifetime ban from the Video Gaming Terminals.
The operators are directed not to accept wagers from those already registered with the self-exclusion program.
Announcing the gambling self-exclusion program, PGCB said: “A self-excluded person who has gambled on a VGT while on the self-exclusion list may not collect in any manner or in any proceeding any winnings or recover any losses arising as a result of any gaming activity for the entire period of time that the person is on the Self-Exclusion List.
Any winnings issued to, found on or about or redeemed by a self-excluded person shall be remitted to the PGCB and are used towards its responsible gambling programs. If a person violates the terms of self-exclusion, they may be subject to arrest.”
The gambling authority has confirmed that the launch of VGTs at several qualified truck stops in the Commonwealth would begin later this month.
Those who want to voluntarily self exclude themselves from Video Gaming Terminals can now register themselves through the gaming board’s website.
Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) published a statement clarifying the procedures for gamblers to file a non-monetary complaint or a monetary dispute related to the gambling operations in the state.