State Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Louisiana's gambling self-exclusion list, a procedure where someone with a gambling addiction or problem can make themselves persona non grata at casinos in the state.

Jones tells KEEL listeners that the voluntary list was created in 2001 "as part of the state's push to address compulsive gambling, we established a self-exclusion list.." He says the process begins at any Louisiana State Police Gaming Office and involves presenting proper identification and signing a number of affidavits attesting to the problem. "Essentially," Jones says, "You put yourself on the list and you're not supposed to go into a casino and gamble for five years."

Jones explains that anyone on the list found on a casino "can be cited for criminal trespass" and would not be paid any winnings.

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