Originally Posted by shadroch
Atlantic City asinos siezed nearly $70,000in jackpots won by gamblers who had signed up for ACs self exclusion acts. The players had placed themselves on a Do Not Allow To Gamble list and had previously agreed that any winnings they might get while on the list would be voided out.
A poker player at Ballys played approx three hours and then hit a mid-sized slot jackpot so that he had chips and winnings worth a bit over $50,000 when security realized he was on the banned list. His jackpot was voided and his chips were siezed.
Another player was flagged after he had been playing baccart for four hours at the Borgota. He claimed he had put himself on the list for five years starting in 2005. Borgota records show he put himself on in 2007, and thus was still on it. They siezed $13,000 in chips. It doesn't say what he bought in for.
Both casinos are expected to be fined for allowing the players to play. No mention of who gets the unpaid money-The state or the casinos.
Under the self-exclusion laws I am familiar with the money must be donated to a non-profit that serves compulsive gamblers. If GA is a true 12-step they would not take the money, so that's where I think the "National Council on Problem Gambling" comes from.
I have no idea how
that organization sleazes the money back into the industry.