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Iowa casino to sue underaged gambler

12 January 2007

IOWA – As reported by Radio Iowa: "Two of Iowa's casinos were fined 20-thousand dollars Thursday for allowing an underage person to gamble -- and the general manager of one of those establishments says they plan to sue to get the money back. Joe Massa runs the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. Massa says the 19-year-old woman entered the casino with an I.D. on October 15th, but was later questioned after a security guard became suspicious.

"Massa says they contacted the state Department of Criminal Investigation and the woman admitted she was using her sister's I.D. and the woman admitted she had been to the casino twice before and gamble. Massa says they reported the violation to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. Massa says the City of Riverside's penalty for trespassing is only 200 dollars and the casino plans to sue the woman to send a message.

"Massa says this wasn't a mistake, 'She knew that she shouldn't be there and she intentionally used someone else's I.D. to gain access.'…"

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