Voluntary Exclusion Program Applications

Individuals seeking to enroll in the Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program, as well as those seeking to remove themselves from the program, can do so in person at the Commission’s offices located at each of the casino properties as well as our central office in downtown Columbus. Remote options are also available - please call 614-387-5693 for more information.

(Note: VEP applications or removals must be completed in person with State personnel)

*Please Note: Visitors to the Commission's Main Office in downtown Columbus are required to wear a mask/facial covering, in accordance with an Order issued by the Mayor of Columbus.*

Request for Voluntary Exclusion
Request for Removal from Voluntary Exclusion

Mental Health and COVID-19

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services have recently announced changes to increase access to Tele-Health services as part of ongoing efforts to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

More information on Medicare Tele-Health can be found here.

Additionally, Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is making a daily telephone meeting available to those GA members who have been informed that their regular meeting facilities have been closed due to COVID-19. A telephone conference call meeting will occur everyday at 9:00 PM EDT, lasting for 2 hours. These meetings are designated as approved GA meetings. These meetings are scheduled to continue through the end of March but may be extended, if required.

Call in details are below, along with an email for those with questions or needing additional information.
Sunday 9pm (712-770-5338; meeting code 836083#) – Sunday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Monday 9pm (712-770-4925; meeting code 554671#) – Monday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Tuesday 9pm (712-770-4943; meeting code 253824#) – Tuesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Wednesday 9pm (712-770-4160; meeting code 611704#) – Wednesday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Thursday 9pm (712-770-4981; meeting code 872853#) – Thursday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Friday 9pm (712-770-4996; meeting code 595094#) – Friday9PMHelp@gmail.com
Saturday 9pm (712-770-5335; meeting code 491301#) – Saturday9PMHelp@gmail.com

Do You Have A Gambling Problem?

Here are some warning signs.  

Do you:

  • Find yourself reliving past gambling experiences, planning the next venture, or thinking of ways to get money to gamble?
  • Need to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to feel the excitement? 
  • Become restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling? 
  • Gamble as a way of escaping from problems or relieving guilt, anxiety or depression? 
  • Often return another day in order to get even or chase your losses after gambling? 
  • Lie to family members, friends, therapist or others to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling? 
  • Participate in illegal activities (e.g. forgery, fraud or theft) in order to finance your gambling? 
  • Jeopardize or lose a significant relationship, job or educational or career opportunity because of gambling? 
  • Rely on others to provide money to relieve a desperate financial situation caused by gambling? 
  • Attempt to control, cut back or stop gambling but are unable to do so?


If you scored:

1-2  you are at-risk

3-4  you are a problem gambler

5 or more you are a compulsive gambler


Please consider seeking help by calling the 
Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966


Manager of
Problem Gambling Services

Cory Brown
(614) 387-5854


Gambling Progran Help 800-589-9966 Problem Gambling
Helpline 800-589-9966

Getting Help

Ohio Problem Gambling Counseling and Treatment Centers


CHC Addiction Services

(330) 434-4141




Health Recovery Services

(740) 592-6720




Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT)

(513) 381-6672




Recovery Resources

(216) 431-4131





(614) 324-5425




Community Behavioral Health

(513) 887-8500




Townhall II

(330) 678-3006




Mental Health Services for Clark & Madison Counties, Inc.

(937) 399-9500




Zepf Center

(419) 841-7701




Meridian Community Care

(330) 797-0070


Additional Resources

Find problem gambling resources in your area. 

Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline - 1-800-589-9966

National Gambling Helpline - 1-800-522-4700

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services:  614-466-2596 or www.mha.ohio.gov

National Council on Problem Gambling: (202) 547-9204 or www.NCPGambling.org

Gambler’s Anonymous:  www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

Gam-Anon: www.gam-anon.org