The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission issued penalties for two casinos Thursday for gambling violations. Lakeside Casino in Osceola agreed to a penalty of three-thousand dollars after a man who had signed an agreement blocking him from gambling was allowed to conduct a cash transaction at the casino to obtain $15,900.
The man later cashed in $11,400in chips. Casino spokesman Jim Quilty told the commission they made changes to prevent this from happening. He says mistakes are made as the result of human error and they are making efforts to be sure they learn from those mistakes.
Quilty says the employee who allowed the transaction to happen was disciplined. Quilty says all of the personnel were trained so they better understand their obligations.
The Mystique Casino in Dubuque agreed to a penalty of $20,000 after an underage person was allowed onto the gambling floor four times and was able to gamble. Roger Hager of the Mystic Casino spoke to the commission.
Hager says they have re-trained all the employees involved in the incident and says they have been disciplined as well. The penalties were handed out at the Racing and Gaming Commission’s meeting in Johnston.