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Atlantic City Casinos Fined More Than $100,000

State Says Revel And Harrah's Messed Up


Revel CasinoA pair of casinos in Atlantic City have been fined by state regulators.

According to NBC10 Philadelphia, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City $70,000 for improper security staffing levels.

Four fines totaling $37,500 against Revel Casino Hotel were also issued. The casino was cited for allowing self-excluded gamblers to make bets at the blackjack table, failing to collect cards properly after a blackjack game and violating security rules regarding the collection of cash boxes.

The fines were made public on Monday.

Both casinos reportedly will pay the fines as part of their respective settlements with the state.

In March, Revel was fined $26,500, which included a citation for filming a marriage proposal. The state said that the casino failed to notify them of such an event.

Through the end of March 2014, Revel had won $35,453,252 from gamblers this year, while Harrah’s had gaming revenue of $81,015,799. Both figures were improvements year-over-year.

While the fines may be drops in the bucket for the overall operations of 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 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.

The Atlantic Club closed in January, and now the city only has 11 casinos.