Bwin Fined $81,000 by New Jersey Regulator

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This week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fined $81,000 for allowing self-excluded punters to gamble online within the state.

The regulator had filed a complaint against bwin in December for the violations, after self-excluded gamblers lost $41,759.49 on the bwin sites. New Jersey's gaming regulations stipulate that self-excluded gamblers cannot be allowed to gamble until the exclusion period was over. Because bwin allowed that to happen, they were found in violation of the Casino Control Act and given the hefty fine.

The state is aiming to up the size of fines for companies that violate betting laws, as there have been a number of breaches in recent months. Recently Rush Street Interactive was fined for allowing minors to gamble online.

No comment from bwin parent company GVC Holdings or the DGE was available as of press time.

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4 April 2019 - 7:14pm

I think some of the operators just don't have a strict enough control of their businesses to allow such things to happen..otherwise it would be just a stupidity if you think you could get away doing this on a constant bases...or who knows they might of been lucky before outside of the NJ or US area.