Pennsylvania surpasses 20k self-exclusion users
The PGCB has recently announced that the state’s self-exclusion scheme has surpassed 20 thousand users.
Since its establishment back in 2006, the state’s retail self-exclusion program has enabled Pennsylvanians to prohibit themselves from partaking in the gambling pastime for a variety of exclusion periods. Self-excluded gamblers are not allowed to enter gambling establishments throughout the state and are further dissuaded from the pastime with a potential trespassing charge if they are found in a gambling venue.
The self-exclusion initiative recently hit 20 thousand registrations, of which just over 20% were requests for lifetime bans. The gambling regulator also shared that the ages for self-excluded Pennsylvanians ranged from 21 to 102 years old, with just over 64% of them being male and 36% of them being female.
The PGCB added that 5% of the program’s registration requests were from gamblers who were previously members of it but chose to revert their exclusion at some point, of which almost a third were requests for permanent exclusions.
Lastly, the regulator shared the statistics for some of its newer self-exclusion programs, which are aimed at helping gamblers stop playing fantasy sports, online gambling titles, and on retail gambling terminals, each of which had about 800, 3800, and 1500 registered members respectively at the time of writing.