An effort to sue an underage gambler who sneaked into the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort has thus far been unable to go forward as the illegal gambler can’t be found. Riverside general manager, Joe Massa, says they decided to take the action after the casino was fined for allowing the underage person to slip in.
Massa says they attempted to find the person and sue them, because they violated the law. Massa says the person has “disappeared into thin air” and likely gave out fake information when stopped.
“It was a young person and they’re gone,” Massa says. Underage gamblers who do sneak into casino and are caught, face a $200 dollar penalty, and Mass says that’s not enough of a deterrent, so they decided to sue. Massa says this should be a message to those who’re thinking of sneaking into casinos.
Massa says people should be warned if they do this they’ll face a lawsuit. The Catfish Ben Casino was fined $20,000 last week for allowing a 19-year-old woman to enter its casino to gamble. The woman was apparently using a fake I.D. that got her by one security guard before she was caught.