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The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency operates voluntary exclusion programs for individuals who wish to ban themselves from Maryland casinos or the Maryland Lottery.

If an individual opts for casino voluntary exclusion, they will be voluntarily excluded from entering any Maryland casino, as well as cashing checks and using credit cards. The individual will also be taken off of all casino direct marketing mailing lists.

If an individual opts for lottery voluntary exclusion, they ban themselves from receiving Lottery prizes or any direct mail/email promotional materials. The individual is also banned from second chance drawings and reward programs.

Things to know about voluntary exclusion:

  • Placement on the voluntary exclusion list is completely voluntary and your name cannot be added to the list by anyone but yourself.
  • The application must be filled out and submitted in person at Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Headquarters office in Baltimore or at any casino in the state.
  • You must present a government-issued photo ID for the application process.
  • You must not be under the influence of any alcohol or controlled substances during the application process, so you can make a sober and informed decision.
  • You can elect to be on the list for your lifetime or have the option for a two-year ban. After two years you must request removal from the list and if you meet the requirements, you will be considered for removal from the list. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency makes the final decision as to whether or not to remove you from the voluntary exclusion program.

FAQ about Casino voluntary exclusion

FAQ about Lottery voluntary exclusion

To view a sample application click here, but the application must be filled out and submitted in person at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Headquarters in Baltimore or at any Maryland casino.

To arrange an appointment to submit an application at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Headquarters, please call the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency at 410-230-8798. Applications may be submitted at a Maryland casino anytime during casino operation hours.