Six casinos in the state of New Jersey have been ordered by the Division of Gaming Enforcement to surrender nearly $75,000 in winnings that it took from gamblers who were either self-excluded or underage.
The casinos affected by the order include Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Bally's Atlantic City, Harrah's Resorts Atlantic City, and Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway. Resorts Casino had four forfeiture orders totaling $51,643. The biggest order was $33,590 for allowing a self-excluded player, with the rest related to ID failures and underage gambling.
Ocean Casino was ordered to give up $7,403 from allowing underage betting and ID failures, while Bally's had to give up $5,621 for allowing a self-excluded player. Golden Nugget was ordered to give up $4,232 for related failures, and Harrah's had to give up $886 from underage gamblers. Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway allowed self-excluded gamblers and was ordered to pay $4,427.
The news of the forfeitures comes as DraftKings was fined $7,500 for allowing a self-excluded player to create an online account, while Rush Street Interactive was fined $2,500 for allowing pre-match bets on events that were already underway.
Funds and fines paid by operators will go to treat gambling-related harm in the Garden State.
No comment from the affected parties was available at press time.