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New Jersey: Tropicana Allowed 14-Year-Old To Play Slots

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A 14-year-old was reportedly caught gambling at an Atlantic City casino and that is leading to a crackdown.

New Jersey casino regulators are considering fines against several gambling halls for allowing people to gamble who shouldn’t have, including the 14-year-old boy who played slots at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, a gambler with a “youthful appearance” was spotted playing two different slot machines at the Tropicana in August.

It was 11:20 p.m. when investigators allege the teen was gambling. According to the complaint filed by the state Attorney General’s Office, a security guard walked right past the teen and did nothing.

The teen was questioned by DGE investigators and admitted he was just 14. He was later released into the custody of his parents.

The Tropicana is facing a possible fine, but the exact amount has not been determined.

Gamblers must be 21 to wager in New Jersey casinos.

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