Pursuant to Iowa Code 99D.7(23) and 99F.4(22), the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission (IRGC) manages a program for individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from wagering with licensed casions, racetracks, or fantasy sports operators, or entering the gaming areas of state licensed casinos and racetracks. A person in the program found in, or wagering with a licensed entity will be removed. A person may also be charged with criminal trespassing. Additionally, the person will forfeit the right to any and all winnings.
All licensed entities in the State are required to remove individuals in the program from their marketing lists, and deactivate any slot/player club memberships or online accounts used for sports betting or fantasy sports betting.
Completing & Submitting the Enrollment Form
To enroll in the voluntary self-exclusion program, an individual must complete and submit an enrollment form. A person may enroll in any of the following ways:
- Enroll by mail, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at the IRGC Des Moines office, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at an Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP) agency, see FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll at any state licensed gambling facility, see FAQ for further instructions.
Enrollment in the program begins on the date next to the signature on the enrollment form, unless otherwise specified by the IRGC. It may take up to two weeks for all facilities to update their systems to enforce a voluntary exclusion.
Help with Problem GamblingThe Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) funds a state-wide help line (1-800-BETS OFF) and website (www.1800BETSOFF.org) which provide problem gambling information and referral services as part of the Your Life Iowa system.
In addition the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP) funds problem gambling treatment and recovery support services covering all 99 counties in Iowa. For more information about the Problem Gambling Treatment and Recovery Support Services offered through the Iowa Gambling Treatment Program, or to find treatment near you, click here
More information and resources can be found at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission website by following the link: https://irgc.iowa.gov/