The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has launched a self-exclusion program for online gambling, ahead of the opening of the market on 15 July.

The self-help tool allows individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from participating in the newly regulated online sports betting and casino market for a 1-year or 5-year period, or for life.

Self-excluded players will also be prohibited from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses, or accepting complimentary gifts or services or any other thing of value on a licensed iGaming website.

All licensed iGaming operators must refuse bets and deny gaming privileges to people on the iGaming self-exclusion list, as well as refuse any player club membership, complimentary goods and services, and other similar privileges.

Operators must also ensure that persons on the iGaming self-exclusion list do not receive solicitations, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to iGaming activities.

The iGaming Self-Exclusion Program remains separate from the state’s existing self-exclusion programs for land-based casinos, fantasy sports, video gaming terminals (VGTs) and iLottery.

Players can sign up for the program by visiting the PGCB’s website or by person at one of the PGCB’s offices.