(A) The purpose of this chapter is to establish a statewide voluntary exclusion program, administered jointly by the Ohio lottery commission and the Ohio casino control commission, to help curtail problem gambling in the state of Ohio. As used in this chapter, the statewide voluntary exclusion program shall be referred to as the "Ohio voluntary exclusion program" or "Ohio VEP." This chapter is to be read in conjunction with Chapter 3772-12 of the Administrative Code.
(B) Participants in the Ohio VEP agree to exclude themselves from all casino facilities and all video lottery terminal facilities in the state of Ohio, including the restaurants, gaming and entertainment areas of such facilities. These facilities are collectively referred to in this chapter as "excluded facilities." Except as described in rule 3772-12-07 of the Administrative Code, a participant in the Ohio VEP will agree to refrain from entering excluded facilities during the term of the program and will not have the option to select one or more facilities or types of facilties from which to be excluded.
(C) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit participants in the Ohio VEP from entering an excluded facility for the purpose of carrying out the duties of their employment.