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.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: More Than 40 Shots Fired In East Germantown Deadly Shooting
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.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer, 1 Person Injured During Crash In East Germantown
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.MORE NEWS: Woman Trapped After Tree Crashes Into House In Newark
Gamblers must be 21 to wager in New Jersey casinos.