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Atlantic City Casinos Pay Up Fines

27 February 2003

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "Four casinos paid a combined $105,000 on Wednesday to settle charges that they violated state gaming laws or regulations.

"Showboat paid the most, $60,000, for failing 19 times last year to report slot-machine discrepancies on time.

"…Showboat filed some of its reports more than seven weeks late.

"..Tropicana paid $25,000 for opening a small casino expansion in May 2001 before the state Department of Community Affairs had issued a certificate of occupancy.

"…Caesars paid $10,000 for serving liquor in June 2001 in a meeting room that had not been authorized to serve alcoholic beverages. The casino commission has jurisdiction over all alcohol regulations in casinos.

"Trump Taj Mahal paid $10,000 for serving alcohol to a 19-year-old man who was on the casino floor in April 2001.

"…Before Wednesday, the commission had collected $323,361 in casino fines for fiscal year 2003, spokesman Daniel Heneghan said…"

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