Maine Gambling Control Board launches virtual self-exclusion program

Maine Gambling Control Board launches virtual self-exclusion program

Article brief provided by WGME-TV
  • Ariana St Pierre, WGME-TV
March 8, 2023 8:50 PM
  • Ariana St Pierre, WGME-TV

To coincide with March being Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Maine’s Gambling Control Board announced on Tuesday a new virtual program that will allow people to voluntarily exclude themselves from being able to participate in casino gambling in Maine.

Self-exclusion is an action a person can take to ban themselves from entering all casinos in Maine for one year, three years, five years, or a lifetime.

Maine’s Gambling Control Board says before this virtual option was made available a person would have to walk into a casino or other designated location in the community to fill out the form. With the new virtual option, you don’t have to leave your house to register.