Ohio casino fined over underage gambling

A penalty has been imposed to five casinos for not complying with anti-money laundering rules and other social responsible regulations.
A penalty has been imposed to five casinos for not complying with anti-money laundering rules and other social responsible regulations.

The Lakeside Casino near Osceola was fined $20,000 for an underage gambling violation.

US.- The Ohio Racing and Gaming Commission has fined Lakeside Casino for allowing a minor to access the gambling floor and gamble in August last year. The casino was fined $20,000.

Lakeside general manager, Damon John said the casino had taken immediate action to rectify the breach.

He said: “I just want to say that this is unacceptable to us, and it is a situation that we take very seriously. The employee in question was immediately and concisely retrained to ensure that when they do ask a guest for an ID they are doing so in accordance with our SOP to make sure that ID is an appropriate and approved ID.”

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John also said the casino contacted local law enforcement about the issue and had permanently banned the minor and adult companion from the casino.

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