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Casino Fined Over Filming Marriage Proposal

Property Allegedly Didn't Notify State In Advance Of Event

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Revel Casino in Atlantic City has been fined $2,500 for filming a marriage proposal and broadcasting it over part of the casino floor, the Associated Press reported.

It was at the request of the patron.

New Jersey regulators require casinos to notify them in advance of such filming, but Revel allegedly didn’t do so. The casino was fined $26,500 altogether, as regulators said it failed to alert them about other events held on the property.

In addition to Revel, Borgata was fined $26,500 by the state, but for more conventional issues — allowing underage gambling and alcohol consumption.

While the fines may be drops in the bucket for the overall operations on the casinos, Atlantic City casinos have been slumping heavily for years. Gaming revenue was more than $5 billion in 2006, but fast forward to 2013 and it was less than $3 billion.

Revel Casino is one of the properties that has experienced the brunt of poor economic times in Atlantic City. Not long ago the casino exited from bankruptcy court.

In 2013, the state legalized online gambling to help turn things around.