This week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has announced that it has seized $69,000 worth of jackpots that went unclaimed by players who won them.
The seizure came from an array of casinos in Atlantic City, with the recently closed Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal both having jackpots that went unclaimed. The prizes came from many players that weren't able to prove their age or had slot vouchers that they didn't claim at the cashier. The seized jackpots included $18,000 and $10,000 poker prizes.
It wasn't just large prizes that were seized though, as the Tropicana reported that a roulette payout, and $5 in unclaimed chips were given up, as were $437 in various slot payments.
The DGE approved of the seizures last month, and money will go into a state fund that will benefit the elderly and disabled. Nobody stepped up to claim the money, and the currently open casinos did not object to the money going into the fund.