Published: December 7, 2023

Ohio extends self-exclusion program with Gamban's online gaming blocking software

Ohio has become the first state in the US to launch free software to block digital bets as part of The Ohio Lottery’s ‘Time Out Ohio’ program for individuals with a gambling problem. 

Time Out Ohio already enables people to sign up and block themselves from entering a brick-and-mortar casino for one or five years, or a lifetime ban. As part of the program, if a person who signs up is ever caught in the casino, they may have to let go of gambling chips or slot tickets, be escorted off the premises, and could potentially be charged with criminal trespass.

According to Cleveland19, the newest form of self-protection will be in the form of software from UK-based company Gamban, which will keep a person from placing any bets from all of their devices, extending the program from the land-based realm to the online market.

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