ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The state Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined Bally’s Atlantic City $25,000 for allowing an underage patron to gamble.
The fine announced Friday is the second disciplinary action taken by the enforcement division since it assumed many of the functions of the Casino Control Commission as part of a restructuring of casino regulation in New Jersey.
A 19-year-old woman was spotted playing slots at Bally’s in June 2009. When questioned, she admitted her age and said she had played there many times before being caught. She also said she had been served alcohol and never asked for identification.
The legal age for drinking and gambling in New Jersey is 21.
Bally’s did not contest the case. Bally’s has now paid $237,000 for underage gambling cases over the last five years.
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