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This week it was revealed that two Atlantic City casinos were fined for violating New Jersey laws related to sportsbetting after they allowed punters to put bets down on games that involved New Jersey college teams.
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment Corp. were both caught offering the wagers during the month of September. State law requires that no action be taken on events that involve college teams based in the Garden State. The wagers were voided when it was revealed that the matches involved New Jersey teams, and funds were returned to punters when they were known to the casinos.
Caesars is getting a $2,000 fine for the violation, while the Golden Nugget will have a $390 fine for their breach. Sportsbetting went live in New Jersey over the summer, and it's likely the breaches were a mistake, rather than anything nefarious as the state gets their sea legs for sportsbetting.
As of press time no comment from either casino group was available.