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Hollywood Casino Columbus Violates Patron Credit Procedures, Fined by State Regulators

  • 3/19/2014 9:16:00 AM
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COLUMBUS – Members of the Ohio Casino Control Commission today voted to approve a settlement agreement with Hollywood Casino Columbus regarding compliance violations tied to how the casino granted credit to patrons. The agreement includes a $75,000 fine.

The violations were uncovered during a routine audit by the Commission. The audit found the casino violated its own internal controls and Ohio law regarding how credit is issued to patrons, and also failed to maintain complete credit files.

“The Commission takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity of gaming in Ohio seriously,” said Jo Ann Davidson, Chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. “We appreciate Hollywood Casino Columbus’ willingness to work with the Commission to address the issues found in the audit, and for taking action to help ensure that it is complying with the law when issuing credit to patrons.”

In addition to the fine, Hollywood Casino Columbus is also required to guarantee that its personnel are properly trained on the policies and procedures related to the granting of credit to patrons.

This is the first sanction for Hollywood Casino Columbus. The Commission has imposed fines for compliance violations in four other instances, involving Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Hollywood Casino Toledo and Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

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