New Jersey allows people to ban themselves from Internet gambling by opting out online

Industries Associated Press

New Jersey gamblers who want to ban themselves from placing bets over the Internet can now sign up for a self-exclusion list — over the Internet.

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The state Division of Gaming Enforcement says people who want to sign up for a voluntary self-exclusion list for Internet gambling can do it online at www.njdge.org .

They previously had to create an account on one of New Jersey's authorized Internet gambling websites, or apply in person at a Division of Gaming Enforcement office or a New Jersey racetrack.

Signing up for a self-exclusion list for Atlantic City's eight brick-and-mortar casinos still must be done in person.

As of Friday, there are nearly 3,000 people on New Jersey's gambling self-exclusion lists, 924 of them for Internet gambling.