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September 17, 2019

The first fines issued since sports betting launched in June 2018

Atlantic City: Golden Nugget and Caesars Entertainment face penalties over illegal sports wagering

Atlantic City: Golden Nugget and Caesars Entertainment face penalties over illegal sports wagering
Caesars Entertainment Corporation was fined $2,000 and Golden Nugget (photo) is required to forfeit $390 in gaming winnings
United States | 01/03/2019

The two casinos have been fined by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for allegedly accepting bets on college sporting events.

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aesars Entertainment Corporation was fined $2,000 for bets that were placed on a game between the Kansas Jayhawks and Rutgers Scarlet Knights on 10 September 2018, and Golden Nugget is required to forfeit $390 in gaming winnings that are owed to 10 unidentified individuals that bet on New Jersey college football games.

The state regulator did not specify which Caesars property was involved. Caesars owns two casinos in Atlantic City that offer sports betting.

Although It is legal to bet on professional and collegiate sports, New Jersey does not allow punters to bet on college games involving New Jersey college teams or on any college event that takes place within the state.

This marks the first instance where the state regulator has had to issue fines for illegal bets since sports betting launched in June 2018.

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