Six New Jersey casinos have been ordered to forfeit $67,731 in customer winnings by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement due to those customers either being underage or having been excluded from gambling participation.
A release by the NJDGE stated that the six establishments in question are Bally’s, Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway, Golden Nugget, Harrah’s Resort, Ocean Casino Resort and Resorts Casino Hotel.
Resorts has forfeited the most winnings at $45,143, with the largest forfeiture being $33,590 after allowing a self-excluded person to place a bet.
Elsewhere, Ocean forfeited $7,403 due to underage individuals and identification issues, while Bally’s forfeited $5,641 and Parx Casino at Freehold Raceway forfeited $4,427, both after allowing self-excluded individuals to gamble.
Golden Nugget forfeited over $4,232 for allowing underage and self-excluded persons to gamble and identification issues, and Harrah’s forfeited $886 due to underage individuals.
In addition, the NJDGE has also handed DraftKings a civil penalty of $7,500 for self-exclusion violations, after a customer was able to create an online account and place wagers with the operator despite being self-excluded.
A civil penalty of $2,000 has also been given to Rush Street Interactive for violation of sports wagering rules regarding unapproved events.
Part of the funds that have been forfeited by the operators will be used by the state to support programmes that help treat gambling harm.