Tropicana Casino & Resort agreed to pay a $15,000 civil monetary penalty for allowing an excluded gambler to play on its gaming facilities. The settlement agreement with the Tropicana Casino and Resort was announced last Friday by the state Attorney General’s Office.

The penalty was issued after the Tropicana Casino failed to comply a series of state rules that prevent Atlantic City casinos from allowing known or blacklisted players, cheaters, gambling addicts and or criminals at their facilities. The State of New Jersey’s control act provides all casinos with a list of blacklisted and “undesirable” players.

As detailed in the complaint, the unidentified gambler was found to be in the Tropicana Casino craps tables and has been included on the State Casino Control Acts list for cheating. While is not clear if Tropicana’s management knew about the presence of a ‘cheater’ at the property,  the casino security failed to identify and recognize a banned player, so whether the casino management new or not is not relevant for state casino control authorities.

The $15,000 fine will go to the Casino Revenue Fund, which supports compulsive gambling treatment and education programs and programs created with the purpose of helping disabled and elderly citizens in the state.

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