The Ohio casino failed to post a problem-gambling hotline on promotional posters, used unapproved dice and encouraged cocktail servers to enter a restricted area between table games, among other offenses.
“The Casino Control Act exists to ensure the integrity of gaming in the State of Ohio,” said Jo Ann Davidson, chairperson of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. “In the case of these sanctions, we as regulators found Horseshoe Casino Cleveland failed to adhere to Ohio law and their internal controls, not just once, but repeatedly. We expect strict adherence to the law from the casino properties because it’s what the people of Ohio expect.”
The Horseshoe declined having a hearing and has agreed to pay the fine and take corrective action. The casino was also fined $15,000 in January for using unauthorized computer software. The software has since been approved by state regulators.