Over $14,000 in fines have been issued to three casinos in Atlantic City after the properties allowed underage or self-excluded gamblers to enter their casino and place wagers. The fines were reported by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, with a total of 117 individuals allowed admittance into the Resorts, Borgata and the Tropicana casinos.
Players must be 21 to enter but that did not stop underage gamblers from trying and succeeding at the three casinos. As far as self-excluded gamblers, these are individuals who have added themselves to a list where they will not be admitted into the casinos or be allowed to enjoy online gaming. Reportedly, the three casinos had both types of violations from February to April of 2015.
Resorts was to pay the most, at almost $7,200, with a fine of $6,000 plus forfeiting money won by those who were on the self-exclusion list. Ten people were allowed to create an online gaming account while nine actually gambled. According to the Division of Gambling Enforcement, the violations at the Resorts Casino were a computer programming error.
The Borgata faced a fine of almost $5,000 from the years of 2011 to 2015 by players who won or had money confiscated based on underage gambling by 66 individuals at table games and slots. At the Tropicana, a much smaller find of around $2,200 was to be paid for the same type of offenses as the Borgata, but from 2013 to this year.