Voluntary Exclusion Program Applications

With the casino properties reopening beginning June 19, the Commission is resuming the acceptance of applications for the Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program at all Commission offices. 

Individuals seeking to enroll in the program, as well as those seeking to remove themselves from the program, can do so in person at the Commission’s central office in Columbus, as well as our offices located at each of the casino properties. 

In response to current public health guidance, we are asking all individuals who come to our offices to please adhere to the following:

  • Facial covering is required while in the offices.
  • Maintain appropriate social distancing from others while in the offices.
  • Please conduct a self-screening before entering our offices. If your self-screening causes any concerns, please refrain from entering our offices and call us to inquire about alternative methods of completing voluntary exclusion applications. Some items to consider during the self-screening are:
    • Identifying whether you have any respiratory symptoms, including a cough or shortness of breath;
    • Experiencing any other symptoms of COVID-19 recognized by the CDC that are not otherwise explained by a known condition other than COVID-19 within the last 14 days; and;
    • Whether you have either: (a) recently travelled internationally, or (b) been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Voluntary Exclusion Program

This program offers individuals the ability to ban themselves from a casino or racino facility for one year, five years or their lifetime.  If you want to enroll, you will be asked to complete the Request for Voluntary Exclusion form in the presence of a trained staff member.  Once the request is validated, you are not permitted access to any Ohio casino or racino facility during the length of the self-imposed ban.

The Voluntary Exclusion Program demands the following: 

  • A participant agrees to refrain from entering a casino/racino facility.
  • The participant’s name shall be included on a list of persons excluded from all casino/racino facilities.
  • The participants and their personal information is confidential.
  • The casino/racino operator is required to make all reasonable attempts to stop all direct marketing efforts to participants.
  • A casino/racino operator will not cash a check or extend credit to a program participant.

There are consequences if you enroll and do enter a casino or racino. You can be charged with trespassing and you will be forced to forfeit any winnings, or thing of value converted or attempted to convert into a wagering instrument.


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