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.