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UNDERAGE GAMBLING COSTS SHOWBOAT CASINO 20K USD
25th December, 2010 at 02:56:24
Plus addicted gamblers cost the casino a further fine
The Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has been fined $20,000 for being found guilty of facilitating underage gambling on their premises, and a further $2,315 has been confiscated from them after they allowed people from New Jersey's self-exclusion register to gamble at their casino. The state Casino Control Commission administered a $20,000 fine to the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City after the casino was found to have allowed people under the age of 21 (the state's legal age for gambling) to play at their establishment. The first instance of underage gambling occurred when three people between 16 and 20 years of age were allowed to exchange money for poker chips to play at the Showboat's poker room in September 2009.
One of the three underage people got to play only 2 poker hands before being found to be underage, while the other two never actually made it to the poker game. But because money was still exchanged for chips so the casino was deemed to be liable. Less than a week later, a man two years below the legal gambling age was allowed to play blackjack for almost an hour before being found out.
The $2,315 that was confiscated from the Showboat related to the money which three players who had signed up to New Jersey's self-exclusion register (for people who want to be banned from casinos in the New Jersey area after realising they had a problem with gambling and needed help quitting) had won at the casino.
One woman who was part of the self-exclusion program was allowed to enter the casino and gamble, only being asked to leave once she was found to have won $2,070. The casino confiscated this money. Two similar cases happened.
The Showboat Casino accepted both the fine and seizure of funds from the Casino Control Commission without any appeal.
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