The Disassociated Persons List (DPL) allows a person to voluntarily self-exclude from the Detroit commercial casinos for life, including Motor City Casino, Hollywood Casino at Greektown, and MGM Grand – Detroit. Someone may elect to place themselves on the DPL if they struggle with gambling addiction.
If you attend a Detroit casino after you opt to self-exclude and are seen on the premises, you will be charged with criminal trespassing and will be immediately removed from the casino. Criminal trespassing is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year, a fine of not more than $1,000, or both. Further, if you win any money, your winnings will be confiscated by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) and deposited into the State of Michigan Compulsive Gaming Prevention Fund.
A patron has the opportunity to get removed from the DPL after 5 years of being on the list by submitting a Removal Request Application. The MGCB has 60 days to review your application and to process your request. You may not visit the casino until you have been notified in writing that you have been removed from the DPL.
Additionally, you may still find yourself running into problems with visiting the casinos after you are removed from the list, but that’s what we are here for! Recently, a client of ours had issues following their removal from the DPL, but we were able to resolve them quickly by speaking with casino security personnel and ensuring that the client is able to enjoy responsible gambling once again.
If you have placed yourself on the DPL and would like to be removed after the 5 year mark, we can assist! Contact Garmo & Kiste, PLC at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message.