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4 Atlantic City Casinos Could Forfeit $12K In Winnings

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four Atlantic City casinos are being asked to hand over more than $12,200 they won from people who were not legally allowed to gamble.

The state Gaming Enforcement Division is expected to approve forfeiture orders soon against Caesars, the Borgata, the Taj Mahal and Resorts.

The money was won from people who were either under the legal minimum gambling age of 21, or people who had signed up for a self-exclusion list designed to keep them out of casinos, usually because of a compulsive gambling problem.

Half the money would go to the state Casino Revenue Fund, which helps pay for programs for senior citizens and the disabled. The other would help fund programs to prevent and treat compulsive gambling.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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