Two Iowa casinos, sportsbook fined by state regulators for violations

Two Iowa casinos, sportsbook fined by state regulators for violations

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  • Dar Danielson, Radio Iowa
March 7, 2023 8:37 PM

Two casinos and one sports betting operation have been fined by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

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Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko says the Diamond Jo Worth Casino had an underage individual enter and gamble in May of 2022. “That individual entered with three adult companions — the security officer posted failed to request identification — and so that end individual entered the floor unchallenged and was on the floor for two hours and 30 minutes,” he says.

The casino was fined $20,000 for the violation. “Diamond Jo Worth has not had any commission level underage gambling violations in the past 365 days. And that is why that fine is at $20,000,” Ohorilko says.