While there have been countless benefits to legal sports betting sweeping across the country over the past five years, there have also been some downsides as well. One of those downsides is problem gambling, which is a general term for any kind of gambling that comes at the detriment of the player.
One tool that states have rolled out is self-exclusion lists, as today we dive into the Arizona self-exclusion list and how exactly it works.
Does Arizona have a self-exclusion list for gamblers?
Yes, Arizona has a self-exclusion list for gamblers designed to give bettors of all kinds a break from gambling. Established in 2021 at the same time sports betting became legal in the Grand Canyon State, the self-exclusion list is run by the Arizona Department of Gaming and is available to every resident of the state.
With now more than a dozen sports betting operators in the state, competition is more fierce than ever and with that comes advertising nearly everywhere you turn. As a result, the temptation for problem gamblers is also higher than ever, and the self-exclusion list is just one tool they can add to their arsenal to prevent them from gambling.
How the Arizona self-exclusion list works
Responsible betting is one of the core pillars that every state that has legalized sports betting has agreed to, and Arizona is no different. The Arizona Department of Gaming makes it easy to get on the self-exclusion list, which will flag your personal information and prevent AZ gambling sites from taking your bets for a given amount of time, ranging from one year to ten years.
During your selected time range, you will not be permitted to wager at any Arizona gambling establishment and you can not take yourself off the list. Once the time period you selected is up, you will automatically be off the list and able to wager on sports again.
Here are the two routes you can go to add yourself to the self-exclusion list.