Casinos around the country are held to an extremely high standard when it comes to state law. Gaming Commission’s in each state are constantly monitoring casinos to ensure that their rules are being upheld.
When a casino is found to be in violation of these rules, it usually results in a fine. If the violations happen continuously, the casinos could risk losing their licenses in the state.
The Horseshoe Casino Hotel in Harrison County, Indiana has received one of these fines from the Indiana Gaming Control Board. The fine stems from allowing a gambler who was on the states voluntary exclusion program to place bets in the casino.
In addition to the fine, which equalled $59,000, a dealer from the casino was also suspended for two days in an unrelated violation of the state gaming regulations. The casino has agreed to pay the fines.
Horseshoe also claims that they are working diligently with their employees to not make the mistakes that have happened in the past. They are concerned, however, that people who sign up for the exclusion programs can sometimes be difficult to spot.
These people come in under fake names and sometimes do not even have to show identification to gamble. That leaves the casino responsible for keeping up with names and faces of people who have joined the exclusion program.
MyOhioNow.com is trying to bring a new casino to the state of Ohio. Voters will have their say on the issue in November, and, if approved, the casino would become reality.
Last week, opponents of the new casino stunned many people by announcing that the new casino could end up paying no state or local taxes. That could have put a damper on the group who believes that voters were on their way towards approving the casino.
The specifics that the opposition groups were speaking about was Indian casinos. Tribal casinos do not have to pay taxes, and the constitutional amendment read that MyOhioNow.com would pay thirty percent in taxes or the same rate of another casino that was built.
The opponents have argued that if an Indian casino was to be built, that would exempt MyOhioNow.com from having to pay taxes as well. That is not the case, however, according to the group.
Today’s statement responded to the controversy and claims that no less than twenty five percent in taxes would be paid, regardless of any other casinos that are built in the state. The statement puts to rest any questions that voters should have regarding