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This week it was revealed that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement seized $90,000 from a player in California who was able to somehow play at the Garden State's online casinos from 3,000 miles away.
The man was identified as Vinh Dao, and figured out a way to bypass geolocation technology that allowed him to play the games. He began doing so in February 2014, and he racked up $90,000 in wins from both the Borgata and Caesars Interactive. The news reports haven't revealed how much of the funds Dao actually received, but they did indicate that the betting groups are obligated to turn over funds to the DGE.
The casinos and Dao haven't objected to the seizure of the funds, which will be given to funds for the elderly and disabled as well as the state's problem gambling fund. For his part, Dao assisted investigators in how he beat the system, and will be allowed to keep $2,500.