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58 Pa. Code § 503a.2. Request for casino self-exclusion.

§ 503a.2. Request for casino self-exclusion.

 (a)  A person requesting to be self-excluded from gaming activity at licensed facilities or other locations approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity shall submit a completed Request for Voluntary Self-Exclusion from Gaming Activities Form to the Board by one of the following methods:

   (1)  Electronically on the Board’s web site.

   (2)  In person by scheduling an appointment at the Board’s Harrisburg office, one of the Board’s other offices or at a licensed facility. To make an appointment, a person may contact the OCPG at (717) 346-8300 or problemgambling@pa.gov.

 (b)  A request for casino self-exclusion must include the following identifying information:

   (1)  Name, including any aliases or nicknames.

   (2)  Date of birth.

   (3)  Address of current residence.

   (4)  Telephone number.

   (5)  Social Security number, or the last 4 digits of the individual’s Social Security Number, when voluntarily provided in accordance with section 7 of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C.A. §  552a).

   (6)  Physical description of the person, including height, gender, hair color, eye color and any other physical characteristic that may assist in the identification of the person.

 (c)  The information provided in subsection (b) shall be updated by the casino self-excluded person within 30 days of a change. Updated information shall be submitted on a Change of Information Form to the following address, or submitted online in the ‘‘update my information’’ webform on the Board’s web site. A copy of the form can be obtained by calling the OPCG at (717) 346-8300, by e-mail at problemgambling@pa.gov, or by writing to:

PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD
OFFICE OF COMPULSIVE AND
PROBLEM GAMBLING
COMMONWEALTH TOWER
303 WALNUT STREET, 5TH FLOOR
HARRISBURG, PA 17101

 (d)  The length of casino self-exclusion requested by a person must be one of the following:

   (1)  One year (12 months).

   (2)  Five years.

   (3)  Lifetime.

 (e)  A request for casino self-exclusion must include a signed release which:

   (1)  Acknowledges that the request for casino self-exclusion has been made voluntarily.

   (2)  Certifies that the information provided in the request for casino self-exclusion is true and accurate.

   (3)  Acknowledges that the individual requesting casino self-exclusion is a problem gambler.

   (4)  Acknowledges that a person requesting a lifetime exclusion may only request removal from the casino self-exclusion list in accordance with the procedures set forth in §  503a.5(f) (relating to removal from casino self-exclusion list) and that a person requesting a 1-year or 5-year exclusion will remain on the casino self-exclusion list until a request for removal under §  503a.5 is accepted and the 7 business days required under §  503a.5(e) have elapsed.

   (5)  Acknowledges that if the individual is discovered on the gaming floor, in areas off the gaming floor where gaming activity is conducted or engaging in gaming related activities at any licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity, that the individual will be subject to removal and arrest for criminal trespass under 18 Pa.C.S. §  3503 (relating to criminal trespass) and the individual’s winnings will be subject to confiscation and remittance to support compulsive and problem gambling programs.

   (6)  Releases, indemnifies, holds harmless and forever discharges the Commonwealth, the Board and all slot machine licensees from claims, damages, losses, expenses or liability arising out of, by reason of or relating to the casino self-excluded person or to any other party for any harm, monetary or otherwise, which may arise as a result of one or more of the following:

     (i)   The failure of a slot machine licensee to withhold gaming privileges from or restore gaming privileges to a casino self-excluded person.

     (ii)   Otherwise permitting or not permitting a casino self-excluded person to engage in gaming activity in a licensed facility or other location approved by the Board to conduct gaming activity while on the list of casino self-excluded persons.

     (iii)   Confiscation of the individual’s winnings.

 (f)  Casino self-exclusions for 1-year or 5 years remain in effect until the period of casino self-exclusion concludes and the person requests removal from the Board’s casino self-exclusion list under §  503a.5, the request for removal is accepted by the Board, and the required 7 business days under §  503a.5(e) have elapsed.

 (g)  A person submitting a casino self-exclusion request shall present or submit electronically a copy of that person’s valid government-issued identification containing the person’s signature and photograph when the person submits the request, or if the person does not possess a valid government-issued identification, some other documentation to verify the identity of the person (for example, a utility or other bill in the person’s name at the same address provided).

 (h)  A person requesting casino self-exclusion in person under this chapter shall have a photograph taken by the Board, or agent thereof, upon submission of the request to be on the list.

 (i)  A person requesting casino self-exclusion electronically on the Board’s web site shall submit a copy of a recent passport-style photograph of the person upon submission of the request to be on the list.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  503a.2 amended under 4 Pa.C.S. § §  1202(b)(15) and (30), 1207(2), (5), (8) and (9), 1212, 13A02(1) and (2), 13A26(c), 1509, 1516, 1518(a)(13) and 1602.

Source

   The provisions of this §  503a.2 amended November 7, 2014, effective November 8, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 7057; amended May 28, 2021, effective May 29, 2021, 51 Pa.B. 2966; amended August 2022, effective August 2022. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (404786) to (404788).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  503a.3 (relating to casino self-exclusion list); and 58 Pa. Code §  503a.5 (relating to removal from casino self-exclusion list).



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