Two Iowa casinos, the Harrah’s and Horseshoe in Council Bluffs, received fines totalling US$50k for allowing underage gamblers on their floors.
US.- Underage gambling is one of the most important aspects to avoid in the industry. That’s why regulators take infractions really seriously and the Iowa casinos paid for it.
Harrah’s and Horseshoe casinos in Council Bluffs received fines for a total of US$50k. They were punished over two instances of underage patrons on their floors.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission found the casinos had failed to prevent underage people from gambling. That’s why they slapped them with a major fine to prevent it from happening again.
First month of sports betting operations in Iowa
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Altoona was the facility with the best numbers in August. The casino totalled US$3.4 million in sports handle and paid approximately US$2.9 million to gamblers. It also contributed US$35k to the state, which is US$3k higher than what Ameristar II registered. The latter came in second place as it reported US$1.3 million in sports betting handle and US$884k in payouts.
Moreover, Isle of Capri registered US$645k in sports betting handle, while Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs reported US$441k. The facilities totalled US$493k and US$248k in sports betting payouts, respectively.