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Casino Aztar pays fine

9 March 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal: "Casino Aztar in Evansville will pay the Indiana Gaming Commission a $160,500 fine to settle regulatory violations that include inaccurate admissions counts on which tax payments are based.

"Ernie Yelton, the commission's executive director, said yesterday that the fine was 'significant' but would have been higher if Aztar officials hadn't responded appropriately to the charges.

"Aztar General Manager Jim Brown said all the problems have been fixed.

"…The commission approved the fine yesterday as part of a settlement with Aztar.

"Also approved by the commission were disciplinary settlements with:

"Caesars Indiana in Harrison County, a $3,000 fine for violating the casino's internal audit controls. According to the settlement agreement, casino employees failed to correctly document and edit changes on audit paperwork.

"Belterra Casino in Switzerland County, a $4,500 fine for allowing a woman under 21 years old to enter the casino. She was discovered at a blackjack table…"

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