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Illinois Lottery Voluntary Self Exclsusion Program

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Posted: October 17, 2007, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

From the Illinois lottery website:

ILLINOIS LOTTERY VOLUNTARY SELF-EXCLUSION PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND FAQ’s

 

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
The Illinois Lottery offers a program that allows a person to ban him/herself from receiving lottery prizes over $600 as well as any direct-mail or e-mail lottery promotional materials.  The agreement bars those individuals who sign it from receiving payment for winning Illinois Lottery tickets at the lottery's five prize payment centers or through the Lottery’s central office. 

 

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 Illinois 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 maintains a computer database containing the names and Social Security numbers of those who have signed the contracts and checks information against the database whenever someone tries to claim a prize at an Illinois 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.

 

How does a lottery player get a self-exclusion  form?
               Click here to download and print the most current version of the lottery's self-exclusion form (PDF version).  A player may also obtain a form from a Lottery regional or administrative office, or may contact one of the problem gambling assistance organizations listed in our resource directory.  When the form is completed and notarized, it  must be submitted to: 

 

               


                 Illinois Lottery
                 ATTN:  Claims Unit
                 101  W. Jefferson, MC5-915
                 Springfield,  IL 62702

               

 ________________________________________________

 

I'm really wondering how this is going to work and if this isn't a lawsuit in the making.

Might get very interesting.

Missouri has a casino "Ban me" policy but for the most part it's a joke- impossible to enforce.  

And I have to ask, why not an all-put ban instead of a $600 and under limit? 

Some would say the message here is you can still play, just don't win anything big. 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: October 17, 2007, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

    From the Illinois lottery website:

    ILLINOIS LOTTERY VOLUNTARY SELF-EXCLUSION PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND FAQ’s

     

    Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program
    The Illinois Lottery offers a program that allows a person to ban him/herself from receiving lottery prizes over $600 as well as any direct-mail or e-mail lottery promotional materials.  The agreement bars those individuals who sign it from receiving payment for winning Illinois Lottery tickets at the lottery's five prize payment centers or through the Lottery’s central office. 

     

    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 Illinois 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 maintains a computer database containing the names and Social Security numbers of those who have signed the contracts and checks information against the database whenever someone tries to claim a prize at an Illinois 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.

     

    How does a lottery player get a self-exclusion  form?
                   Click here to download and print the most current version of the lottery's self-exclusion form (PDF version).  A player may also obtain a form from a Lottery regional or administrative office, or may contact one of the problem gambling assistance organizations listed in our resource directory.  When the form is completed and notarized, it  must be submitted to: 

     

                   


                     Illinois Lottery
                     ATTN:  Claims Unit
                     101  W. Jefferson, MC5-915
                     Springfield,  IL 62702

                   

     ________________________________________________

     

    I'm really wondering how this is going to work and if this isn't a lawsuit in the making.

    Might get very interesting.

    Missouri has a casino "Ban me" policy but for the most part it's a joke- impossible to enforce.  

    And I have to ask, why not an all-put ban instead of a $600 and under limit? 

    Some would say the message here is you can still play, just don't win anything big. 

    This is very funny, great comedic value! Stop me I can't help myself, but give me little tastes. Let's say I hit P3 str. on 20 tix, at 500.00 a pop?  They need this more in the hoosier lottery.  P.S. Has it got hit? Nope $51 Mil and climbing.

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      Posted: October 17, 2007, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

      Send in a "beard".

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: October 17, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

        I've seen something like this before.  I always thought it was ridiculous, because it certainly doesn't address the problem of compulsive gambling. 

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          Posted: October 17, 2007, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

          Send in a "beard".

          As in psychoanalysis?  Like our friend Sigmund Freud?  Is gambling addiction related to id, ego or super ego issues? I suspect it travels around in the psyche, id <> ego ego <> id ego<> super-ego<> id,  back and forth, maybe?

          Boxing Symbolism. Id wins again!

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            Posted: October 17, 2007, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

            As in psychoanalysis?  Like our friend Sigmund Freud?  Is gambling addiction related to id, ego or super ego issues? I suspect it travels around in the psyche, id <> ego ego <> id ego<> super-ego<> id,  back and forth, maybe?

            Boxing Symbolism. Id wins again!

            No, not that kind of beard at all.

            A "beard" is like an agent, someone you send in to make your bets for you or collect for you.

            There's a few sports betors in Las Vegas that the sports books would really rather not have show up in person- these guys are good- and if word got out they were at the window, people would be lining up behind them saying , "Give me $110 worht of what he bet" (or $550 or $1100, $2200, whatever)- so instead of showing up in person these guys "send in a beard".

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.