ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has seized nearly $70,000 in jackpots won by gamblers who told Atlantic City casinos to keep them out.
The gamblers signed up for the state’s self-exclusion list. But sneaked inside anyway, gambled, won, and got caught, only to see the casinos seize their winnings.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement approved the forfeitures on Nov. 28, but did not make its action public until Friday.READ MORE: Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
The biggest involved a player who won a jackpot of nearly $54,000 at Bally’s in April. Another won more than $13,000 at the Borgata.
The money will be split between programs to treat compulsive gambling, and a fund for transportation and prescription drugs for senior citizens.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
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