Self-Exclusion In New Jersey: What Bettors Need To Know

Written By Chris Imperiale on June 8, 2022 - Last Updated on March 10, 2023
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With legal gambling so widespread throughout the country now, many are taking lots of measures to help bettors. To ensure that problem gambling doesn’t become an issue, players can take several steps, including self-exclusion.

This is when bettors restrict themselves from gambling by getting their name placed on the self-exclusion list. By doing so, you won’t be able to wager for a minimum of one year.

While some online operators provide restrictions like cool-off periods, the self-exclusion option is for those who know they have an issue with controlling their betting habits.

Let’s look at all of the details New Jersey bettors need to know about the program and how everything works.

How to self-exclude in New Jersey

The Garden State gives its players several different ways to conduct their self-exclusion. Depending on which list they want to join, gamblers can choose to do this in person or online.

You also have the choice of removing yourself from every Atlantic City casino, as well as online platforms. If you need to take yourself away from all facets of betting overall, or just at AC casinos, then you must complete the process in person.

For every route the minimum time is set at one year, however, you can also choose five years, or even a lifetime if in person.

Bettors must hand physical applications in to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement or to the New Jersey Racing Commission. The gaming division is located in the Arcade Building in AC. Bettors can find a racing office at both the Meadowlands or Monmouth Park, in addition to the Freehold Raceway or the commission’s office in Trenton.

Since so many gamblers today only use online casinos and sportsbooks, many have the convenience of completing the form online. To do so, simply visit the NJ portal website where you can start the process.

By putting yourself on this list, you won’t have the ability to gamble inside of the state with any available operator.

In order to remove yourself, you’ll need to submit a separate request after the exclusion time has completed. This is available online.

Once entered, the gaming division has five business days to delete your name from the list and notify the AC casinos of the change. If you don’t send in a request to get yourself off, then you remain there indefinitely.

Self-exclusion frequently asked questions in NJ

NJ implemented the program in 2001 to assist those who wanted to address their problem gambling at AC casinos. It expanded in 2013 to incorporate online wagering, too.

Here are some frequently asked questions about self-exclusion in NJ:

Can you mail the application to one of the offices?

No, bettors must provide their application to self-exclude in person. You’ll need to show identification that includes both a signature and photograph, like a driver’s license or passport.

Can I place someone else on the self-exclusion list?

No, you can only voluntarily admit yourself onto the list.

Can I still try to gamble if I’m on currently in the program?

Not inside of NJ. Bettors will likely be dismissed upon entry or when trying to log into a betting app. If you get caught wagering, you’ll likely forfeit any winnings and be removed from the gambling establishment.

Some casinos could also exclude you from their other properties in locations around the US.

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Chris Imperiale covers legal sports betting and casino gambling in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

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