(A) An application to participate in the Ohio VEP is available for completion at all Ohio casino facilities and video lottery terminal facilities. If an individual is unable to appear in person at any of these facilities to complete an application, the individual may contact staff from the Ohio lottery commission or the Ohio casino control commission during regular business hours to make alternative arrangements to complete the application.
(B) All applications to participate in the Ohio VEP must be completed in the presence of a staff member from the Ohio lottery commission or the Ohio casino control commission on a prescribed form. Applications that are not completed in this manner will not be accepted.
(C) An individual who applies to participate in the Ohio VEP will refrain from entering all excluded facilities for one of the following time periods:
(1) A minimum of one year;
(2) A minimum of five years; or
(3) Lifetime exclusion subject to paragraph (C) of rule 3770:2-8-05 of the Administrative Code.
(D) After receipt of a completed and unaltered application for the Ohio VEP, a commission staff member shall ensure the individual has:
(1) Applied voluntarily;
(2) Been fully informed of the consequences of participation in the Ohio VEP; and
(3) Confirmed the information provided in the application.
(E) If, at any time while completing an application to participate in the Ohio VEP, it appears in the sole discretion of the commission staff member in whose presence the application is being completed, that an individual is doing so involuntarily or is otherwise impaired, the application shall be rejected.
(F) After a request for voluntary exclusion has been processed, confirmation of participation in the Ohio VEP will be sent to the applicant in the manner requested on the application. Once approved, the Ohio VEP agreement is effective regardless of whether delivery of a confirmation is successful.