Those who think they may have a problem with gambling can now have themselves banned from NY casinos and racetracks.

This actually is a really good idea. Let's face it, ,we all have vices - and regardless of what they are, they can be hard to conquer. So what if you could take an extra measure as a safety valve to conquer that vice. Those with a gambling problem now have that safety valve in the state of New York.

According to WGRZ, the New York Gaming Commission will now allow gamblers to ban themselves from entering a racetrack or casino. WGRZ says '...the program includes a new system that will allow the casinos and racetracks with video lottery terminals to kick out people who put themselves on the list.' Gamblers would basically sign an agreement banning them from any gambling activity, including online gambling and fantasy sports, and could face arrest if they are caught betting.

Like I wrote above, sometimes you need a little help to get over a vice. This will be a great safety valve for New Yorkers trying to overcome a gambling problem.