Yes, gambling can be a problem for some individuals. As of June 2016, in Pennsylvania 10,134 people have requested to be put themselves on the Self Exclusion Program. What is the Self Exclusion program? This program registers them and excludes them from all legalized gaming activities and prohibits them from collecting any winnings, recovering any losses or accepting complementary gifts or services or any other thing of value from any licensed facility. This applies only to the gaming floor of licensed gaming facilities in the Commonwealth of PA. After a person is placed on the Self Exclusion List a licensed facility must refuse to accept the person’s wagers. They will be unable to collect any winnings if they go to the casino and will be subject to arrest for trespassing. You might think why would anyone do this? For some this is a deterrent to go gambling at the casino. Can you sign up someone else? No, they must do it themselves. Do you know someone with a gambling addiction? Have the conversation with them. Visit this page on our website Do you know someone with a gambling addiction? to recognize the signs.