Voluntary Self-Exclusion is a program designed to help individuals honour their personal commitment to take a break from gambling.
The program offers durations ranging from six months to indefinite, depending on the jurisdiction. It can be applied to facilities with slot machines, table games, or bingo in BC, AB and ON; and internet gambling sites in BC and Ontario.
Self-exclusion begins as soon as a person signs up and cannot be changed or cancelled until the chosen term has expired. The program is a personal choice, and not something a friend or family member can impose on an individual.
Every Gateway site is committed to helping individuals honour their decision to take a break from gambling. We share information on self–excluded patrons among gambling facilities across the province. We invest in technologies in an effort to supplement efforts by our security and surveillance teams to identify self-excluded patrons and keep them from our facilities.