Caesars Interactive fined $15K for online gambling violation

New Jersey casino regulators have fined the local Internet gambling arm of Caesars Entertainment $15,000 for soliciting gamblers who signed up for a self-exclusion list that is supposed to prevent them from betting.

The state’s Gaming Enforcement Division disclosed the fine Tuesday against Caesars Interactive Entertainment New Jersey.

The state charged in April that the company allowed self-excluded gamblers to create Internet gambling accounts and allowed five of them to actually place online bets. It also claimed Caesars sent marketing material to 231 self-excluded gamblers, soliciting their business.

The company paid a $10,000 fine for a similar infraction last year. It did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.

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