Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resorts Atlantic City and Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway were flagged. The New Jersey casinos are ruled to have breached state laws on legal gambling age and self-exclusion rules in October and must forfeit some winnings.
Resorts Casino was hit the hardest, having to forfeit $51,643 in winnings. The casino was issued four forfeiture orders, with the largest being $33,590 for allowing a self-excluded individual to play. Other orders related to underage gambling and identification checking failures.
Meanwhile, Ocean Casino will give up $7,403 in winnings from underage players and other ID issues. Bally’s will also forfeit $5,621 in winnings from players who had self-excluded in New Jersey.
Golden Nugget will forfeit $4,232 from underage gambling, self-exclusion failure and lack of adequate ID checks. Harrah’s will also give up $886 from underage players.
In addition, Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway is to forfeit $4,427 worth of winnings from self-excluded visitors.
DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive face penalties in New Jersey
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that both DraftKings and Rush Street Interactive have been handed penalties in New Jersey.
DraftKings has been ordered to pay $7,500 for allowing a self-excluded individual to create an online account. The player was also able to place bets despite being registered with the New Jersey self-exclusion scheme.
Rush Street Interactive’s penalty relates to it taking wagers on unapproved events and pre-match bets on games that had already started. The operator faces a penalty of $2,500.
All forfeiture orders and penalties were issued by state regulator the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. The incidents date back as far as 2020, with details of each only now being made public.
Part of the forfeited funds will be used to support programmes to treat gambling-related harm in New Jersey.