Pursuant to Iowa Code 99D.7(23) and 99F.4(22), the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission (IRGC) manages a program for people to voluntarily exclude from wagering with licensed operators. This includes, casinos, racetracks, sports wagering, and fantasy sports operators, but also applies to any operators approved in the future.
Moreover, a self-excluded person may not enter the gaming areas of state licensed casinos and racetracks. If self-excluded persons are found in an area they're not allowed, they will be removed from the property. They 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 an 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 the FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at the IRGC Des Moines Office. See the FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at an Iowa Gambling Treatment Program (IGTP) agency. See the FAQ for further instructions.
- Enroll in person at any state licensed casino or racetrack. See the FAQ for further instructions.
The term of a self-exclusion begins on the date next to the signature on the enrollment form. It may take up to two weeks for all licensees to update their systems to enforce a self-exclusion.