Atlantic City casinos owe state for winnings from illegal gamblers

    Four Atlantic City casinos are expected to return winnings from gamblers who should not have been in their establishments.

    The state gaming enforcement division is expected to approve forfeiture orders against the Borgata, Taj Mahal, Resorts and Caesars, the Associated Press reports.

     

    The casinos will return the $12,200 won from gamblers under 21, or from people who signed self-exclusion lists to keep themselves from casinos, usually for compulsive gambling problems.

    Half the money would go to the Casino Revenue Fund, and the other half would fund programs to prevent and treat gambling compulsions.

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