The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined a sportsbook supervisor at the Golden Nugget’s sportsbook.
The gambling regulator has fined the sportsbook supervisor for playing poker in August. He was reported to have been gambling at the nearby Borgata casino.
The supervisor has agreed to pay the fine without going into an appeal. He was fined $1,250.
The garden state has specific rules for employees of licensed casinos and gambling operators. Those who hold a casino employee license in the state are not allowed to gamble within the state. If found gambling in the jurisdiction they could face penalty and even authoritative action.
After an investigation was launched earlier in the year in August after a tip-off about the “supervisor” gambling, it confirmed that he was laying poker at the Borgata casino.
“The gambling activity was captured on surveillance,” the DGE said.
In its statement explaining the violation and announcing the fine, the gambling regulator said: “At 6:34 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019, you bought $300 in chips from the poker room cage and commenced playing poker.
At 7:46 p.m., you cashed out $129. At 7:50 p.m., you entered the simulcasting area and placed a $28 horse race wager, which did not win. You then returned to the poker room at 8:03 p.m., bought $700 in chips, and resumed poker play.
At 12:26 a.m., you cashed out for $1,014. At 6:52 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2019, you bought $200 in chips and played poker at several tables in the main poker room. At 8:42 p.m., you cashed out $283 and proceeded to play at a different table. You continued to play poker until you cashed out for $305 at 2:14 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2019.”
The fine could have been more for multiple violations but the gambling regulator was fairly lenient.