New Jersey Seizes $107,000 in Prohibited Winnings

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This week it was revealed that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has seized more than $107,000 in ill-gotten gains from underage or prohibited bettors at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The funds were seized by punters that were either under the age of 21 at the time of wagers or those who were barred from the casino and ended up playing before their exclusion period ended. The resort noted that they discovered the violations on their own and reported the gamblers to regulators. Still, this didn't spare the Borgata from the wrath of the DGE, which slapped the operator with an $81,000 fine. The resort will reportedly not appeal the fine and accepted it as appropriate.

Speaking about the incidents Borgata president Marcus Glover noted, "Borgata's team members are well trained on responsible gaming policies, and we approach these requirements with the utmost importance. Borgata consistently self-reports to uphold our operational integrity, as indicated by the instances of forfeited funds rather than fines. Our company's record of supporting regulatory efforts is unmatched, and we will always strive to uphold the highest standards, not only in compliance, but in customer care and harm minimization."

Some of the violations apparently date back as far as 2004, but a lot of the breaches came online, as self-excluded punters were able to open accounts and gamble. The discovered accounts have since been closed.

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3 April 2019 - 11:18am

The resort will reportedly not appeal the fine and accepted it as appropriate.

Surely...they've been got away with it quite lightly if you ask fact the punters have been seized for more -$107k compared to the casino fine just- $81K that's not logical for me at all...who's fault it is that underage and excluded players have been caught playing in the casino at fist place!?!

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3 April 2019 - 6:24pm

The traffic at a place like the Borgata is insane, especially in the summer. I've been there and can tell you it was a lot like walking through Disney. They don't have the resources to check everyone walking through the doors, and I guarantee the underage or excluded betting is way worse than what they caught.

In Detroit casinos, they have a security guard slide your drivers license to ensure you're of legal age, but with the traffic at the Borgata, you'd be waiting a looooong time in line to get in. It's another reason why online betting is better than land gambling: it's harder to fake your way in to play.