Self-Exclusion In New Jersey
While gambling is an exciting pastime, enjoyed by many healthy players throughout the country and worldwide, everything can become an addiction. Everything from the food we eat, to the soda we drink, to the cigarettes we smoke. There is an old saying, everything is in moderation. This should be applied to everything we consume! Gambling is no different, and because of how universal legal gambling is, there must be precautions set in place to ensure a safe experience. If you feel you might have a problem, you can take steps to protect yourself and your finances, including self-exclusion. Gamblers with a problem can use this system to prohibit themselves from wagering for a minimum of one year.
This isn't a brand-new concept, as many sites offer cool-off periods for this problem as well, but the self-exclusion option is perfect for hardcore betting addicts because we don't want you to gamble away your house or life savings. This self-exclusion option is available for New Jersey bettors.
Self Excluding In New Jersey
There are various ways to self exclude, including putting yourself on an exclusion list either in person or online. There are multiple lists, so figuring out where to start might be overwhelming - which is why we're going to help you out by explaining how it works. For users in New Jersey, you can remove yourself from every Atlantic City Casino, and every online platform. However, if you need to remove yourself from every available betting method as well as Atlantic City casinos, you'll need to complete the process in person to finish the self-exclusion. The minimum time for self-exclusion is one year, but you can exclude yourself for up to five years.
If this is truly a problem for you, you can even exclude yourself for a lifetime - meaning, you'll quit for good, no going back.
How To Self Exclude
Gamblers will need to fill out a physical application and bring it to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, or the New Jersey Racing Commission. You'll need to find a racing office to hand the application in, located both at Meadowlands or Monmouth Park, or you'll need to make a trip to the office located in the Arcade Building in AC. Choose the most convenient option for yourself if you are trying to contain your gambling addiction, as fast as possible. You could also bring the application to Freehold Raceway or the commission's office in Trenton.
Self Exclusion For Online Gamblers
If you mostly gamble online and are more addicted to the online casinos and sportsbooks than any in-person casino, you can complete an online form to self exclude. Just visit the NJ portal website, and you'll begin the process there. When your name has been added to the self-exclusion list, you are prohibited from gambling inside the state of New Jersey with any available operator.
Removing Yourself From The List
If you wish to remove yourself from the list, you'll need to submit a separate request online, but only after the previously filed exclusive time has passed. It is necessary to send a request in to remove yourself from the self-exclusion list or you will remain on the list perpetually. The gaming division is given five business days to delete your name from the list. They'll contact the AC casinos, notifying them of the change. After that, you'll be free to place bets without restrictions.