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Posted: July 9, 2007, 3:44 am - IP Logged

WHy  would  anyone  Ban  him or  herself  for  life  from  collecting  money  from  a  lottery?//

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

Since December 2005, the Iowa Lottery has offered a program to allow a person to ban him/herself from receiving lottery prizes over $600 as well as any lottery promotional materials.  The agreement would ban those players who sign it from the lottery's five regional offices in the state and allow the lottery to deny payment of any prize at a lottery office to those players.

How does the program work?

Under the policy, a lottery player who wishes to enter into a lifetime self-ban agreement with the lottery signs a contract provided by the lottery and has it notarized, then turns it in to the lottery. In the contract, players acknowledge that they are problem gamblers, and that their ability to claim lottery prizes is an unwelcome incentive to them to play. The players acknowledge that they want to reduce the incentive to play lottery games by entering into a voluntary self-exclusion agreement restricting them from claiming prizes at lottery offices.

The lottery developed a computer database containing the names and Social Security numbers of those who have signed the contracts. The lottery checks information against the database whenever someone tries to claim a prize at an Iowa Lottery office. Those players on the list are denied prize payment.

The lottery also removes from any mailing or promotional lists the names of those players who enter into self-ban contracts.

Is the lottery self-ban program affiliated with the Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) statewide exclusion program?

No. If a person has signed an IGA voluntary self-exclusion form for casinos, he/she is not automatically placed on the Iowa Lottery's self-ban list.

How do I get a self-exclusion form?

Download the most current version of the lottery's self-exclusion form, which can be printed. When the form is completed and notarized, it should be turned in to any Iowa Lottery regional office.

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    Posted: July 9, 2007, 4:33 am - IP Logged

    To me, it's useless.

    If I am a 'problem gambler', I may try to convince myself that by signing this form it would 'assure' (me) that I would not gamble (much), but just like some alcoholics going through the motions with Al-Anon, I would find a way around it, like having a friend claim any large prizes for me. 

    It is well-intended, and may work for some, but I fail to see what good a dollar limit on the payout does: you are either a gambler, or not. This limits how much you can collect if you win, but there is no limit to what you can spend/lose, THAT'S where the problem is. 

    JMO 

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      Posted: July 9, 2007, 7:50 am - IP Logged

      WHy  would  anyone  Ban  him or  herself  for  life  from  collecting  money  from  a  lottery?//

      Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

      Since December 2005, the Iowa Lottery has offered a program to allow a person to ban him/herself from receiving lottery prizes over $600 as well as any lottery promotional materials.  The agreement would ban those players who sign it from the lottery's five regional offices in the state and allow the lottery to deny payment of any prize at a lottery office to those players.

      How does the program work?

      Under the policy, a lottery player who wishes to enter into a lifetime self-ban agreement with the lottery signs a contract provided by the lottery and has it notarized, then turns it in to the lottery. In the contract, players acknowledge that they are problem gamblers, and that their ability to claim lottery prizes is an unwelcome incentive to them to play. The players acknowledge that they want to reduce the incentive to play lottery games by entering into a voluntary self-exclusion agreement restricting them from claiming prizes at lottery offices.

      The lottery developed a computer database containing the names and Social Security numbers of those who have signed the contracts. The lottery checks information against the database whenever someone tries to claim a prize at an Iowa Lottery office. Those players on the list are denied prize payment.

      The lottery also removes from any mailing or promotional lists the names of those players who enter into self-ban contracts.

      Is the lottery self-ban program affiliated with the Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) statewide exclusion program?

      No. If a person has signed an IGA voluntary self-exclusion form for casinos, he/she is not automatically placed on the Iowa Lottery's self-ban list.

      How do I get a self-exclusion form?

      Download the most current version of the lottery's self-exclusion form, which can be printed. When the form is completed and notarized, it should be turned in to any Iowa Lottery regional office.

      That's just stupid. Seems like the lottery just want to be able to save some money. If they win larger sums they will just go to a friend and ask him/her to cash the check for him anyway. There's no real way of stopping gamblers who want to play no matter what.

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        Posted: July 9, 2007, 7:59 am - IP Logged

        Once again the House wins!

        $$$


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          Posted: July 9, 2007, 9:00 am - IP Logged

           The players acknowledge that they want to reduce the incentive to play lottery games by entering into a voluntary self-exclusion agreement restricting them from claiming prizes at lottery offices.

          Notice  that  the  ban  IS  FROM  collecting  prizes  and  not  from  playing; What  bothers  me  is  BANED  FOR  LIFE  ???/ sounds  like  you  kill  someone  so  you  get  life  sentence,but  baned  for  life  in  collecting  prizes????????????????????

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            Posted: July 9, 2007, 9:44 am - IP Logged

            See what others had to say back in 2005:

            http://www.lotterypost.com/news/124294.htm

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!


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              Posted: July 9, 2007, 9:50 am - IP Logged

              To me, it's useless.

              If I am a 'problem gambler', I may try to convince myself that by signing this form it would 'assure' (me) that I would not gamble (much), but just like some alcoholics going through the motions with Al-Anon, I would find a way around it, like having a friend claim any large prizes for me. 

              It is well-intended, and may work for some, but I fail to see what good a dollar limit on the payout does: you are either a gambler, or not. This limits how much you can collect if you win, but there is no limit to what you can spend/lose, THAT'S where the problem is. 

              JMO 

              Professional Jibber-Jabberist ......the  only  problem  with  a  so  called  friend  is  that  no  legal  avenues  are  availible  to  you  if  he  cheats  you  out  of  your  earnings...odd too...if  you  dont  speak  up  you    lose  and  if  you  do  speak  up you  also  lose

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                Posted: July 10, 2007, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                Professional Jibber-Jabberist ......the  only  problem  with  a  so  called  friend  is  that  no  legal  avenues  are  availible  to  you  if  he  cheats  you  out  of  your  earnings...odd too...if  you  dont  speak  up  you    lose  and  if  you  do  speak  up you  also  lose

                Yep - you got that right, same as someone with a winning ticket in the middle of a divorce...  hmm.......