Pennsylvania self-exclusion registrations hit 20,000
| By Robert Fletcher
More than 20,000 consumers in Pennsylvania have voluntarily requested to exclude themselves from gambling since the state’s scheme launched in 2006.
Players that register with the Casino Self-Exclusion Programme are banned from entering and gambling at casinos or retail sports betting locations. Consumers can choose to self-exclude for one year, five years or their entire life.
Those that breach their ban by entering a gambling facility could be charged with criminal trespass and have any gambling winnings confiscated related to that casino visit.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) said the programme registered its 20,000th self-exclusion on 5 June.