In addition to counseling and treatment resources, the state of Kansas also provides persons with gambling problems the option to exclude themselves from all Kansas state-owned casinos. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission coordinates the Voluntary Exclusion Program which allows those with gambling problems or those concerned about their gambling to prevent themselves from entering and gambling at the casinos.
Once a person enrolls, the person will be prohibited from entering and gambling at all of the Kansas state-owned casinos which include:
All names on the exclusion list are confidential and not subject to public disclosure.
All casinos will remove the voluntarily excluded person's (VEP) name and address from all mailing and promotional lists and will remove the VEP from the players rewards systems.
Placement on the Voluntary Exclusion List is completely voluntary and family members or concerned others cannot enroll someone in the program on their behalf. Only the person wishing to be excluded may enroll themselves in the Voluntary Exclusion Program.
To apply for the Voluntary Exclusion Program, a person will privately meet with a Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) agent to fill out and submit the application. To view a sample application, click here. The application can be filled out and submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any of the casinos.
If a person does not wish to enroll at a casino, they can enroll at the KRGC office in Topeka, KS during normal business hours which are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, excluding any state holidays. A person can also make arrangements with a KRGC agent to enroll at another time and location.
All VEP applicants must present a government-issued photo ID.
All VEP applicants must not be under the influence of any alcohol or intoxicating substances during the application process. All applicants must be able to make a sober and informed decision when enrolling.
VEP applicants can elect to be excluded for life or two years. If a VEP chooses to exclude themselves for life, the VEP cannot later request to be removed from the list.
If a VEP chooses to exclude for two years and wishes to be removed after two years, the VEP must send a written request to the KRGC asking to be removed from the exclusion list. The KRGC will then send documentation to the VEP to complete. The VEP must then meet with a problem gambling counselor to discuss problem gambling risk factors and healthy lifestyle choices.
After the VEP has completed and submitted the necessary documentation with a problem gambling counselor, the VEP will be removed from the list. A VEP is not automatically removed from the exclusion list after two years. The VEP must request to be removed and then must complete all steps of the removal process before the KRGC will remove a VEP from the exclusion list.
If a VEP enters a casino and gambles in violation of the program, the VEP will be subject to arrest for trespassing and must surrender any winnings, including all gaming chips or gaming tickets in their possession.
The KRGC's Voluntary Exclusion Program does not include the tribal casinos. For information regarding tribal casinos' exclusion options, please contact the tribal casino the person wishes to be excluded from.
For questions or more information about the Voluntary Exclusion Program, please call the
Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission
or visit the KRGC's website
KRGC Regulations regarding the Voluntary Exclusion Program: