Trump casinos fined for unreported attack on patron, forfeits underage patron winnings

Industries Associated Press

Trump Entertainment Resorts has been fined for not notifying the state about a patron who was assaulted at one of its casinos and has to hand over more than $2,600 won by underage gamblers.

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The company is forfeiting $2,648 that Trump Plaza won by gamblers later found to be underage. The fines involved 22 players from December 2012 through May 2014. Trump Plaza closed Sept. 16, 2014.

Customers must be 21 to gamble in New Jersey. The largest of the prizes was $1,800 won at a roulette table by an underage patron in December 2012.

The underage patrons were identified by casino security and after their identification proved they were not 21, they had to hand over their winnings. The money goes to a state fund for seniors and the disabled.

The company also was fined $3,000 for not reporting to state gambling regulators an attack on a patron at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in June 2014 by five people that left the victim hospitalized with multiple injuries, including facial lacerations.

The casino did call the police, who arrested a suspect. Casinos are required by state regulators to notify the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement of incidents including robberies, prostitution, major theft, weapons possession and assaults with injuries.

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Trump Entertainment declined to comment on the incidents.

The cases were revealed last week by the Division of Gaming Enforcement.

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