THE OHIO VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION PROGRAM
The Ohio Casino Control and the Ohio Lottery Commission jointly administer this program. This program offers individuals the ability to ban themselves from casino and racino properties for one year, five years or their lifetime. Once the request is validated, you are not permitted access to any Ohio casino or racino property during the length of the self-imposed ban. This ban may include affiliated properties outside of Ohio.
HOW IT WORKS
- Applicant must request enrollment voluntarily
- Applicants’ personal information is confidential
- Applicants can sign up for the Ohio VEP at any of the four casino and seven racino locations or the Central Ohio Casino Control Commission office located in Columbus, OH
- Applicants can meet off property to sign up for the Ohio VEP by calling 614-387-5858
- Applicants have the option of self-excluding from these properties for one year, five years or a lifetime
- Applicants cannot be under the influence of any substance at the time of enrollment request
- Once enrolled in the Ohio VEP, these properties may expand bans across all properties outside of Ohio – national and international
- The casino/racino operators are required to make all reasonable attempts to stop all direct marketing efforts to participants
- Participant agrees to refrain from entering an Ohio casino/racino property and any property affiliated with the operator outside of Ohio
- The casino/racino operator will not cash a check or extend credit to a participant
- Participant must complete the terms of the agreement prior to requesting removal
- Removal from the Ohio VEP is not automatic. VEP participants must complete the removal application
- Participants could be charged with trespassing for violating the terms of the agreement
- Participants will be forced to surrender any winnings or things of value converted or attempted to convert into a wagering instrument
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