ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City casinos are paying New Jersey $50,000 after they improperly jacked up parking rates during special events in Atlantic City last summer.

The state’s Gaming Enforcement Division says Bally’s and Caesars charged customers as much as $50 to park, despite being authorized to only charge $30.

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The state also says the casinos changed parking rates while some customers were already in the garage, demanding they pay a higher rate than what was in effect when they entered the garage.

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The DGE did not fine the casinos. But they agreed to pay $50,000 to the state for consumer protection programs.

Parent company Caesars Entertainment says it regrets what it termed “misunderstandings” about its parking rates, and says it is committed to transparency in its operations.

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