Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Iowa has been penalized for allowing a minor to wager and also drink alcoholic beverages.
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has slapped a $20,000 fine after it confirmed that that the casino allowed gambling and drinking to a minor earlier in April this year.
According to documents released by the Gaming Commission, “At approximately 7:11 pm, T.B. approached the second-floor hotel link entrance to the casino and walked past the posted security officers who failed to request identification, allowing him to enter the gaming floor unchallenged.”
After that, the underage male “gambled at several slot machines, cashed in a ticket at the cage and consumed an alcoholic beverage given to him by an adult companion.”
The report also confirms that the minor entered the gaming floor twice and was there for over an hour during which he gambled and also consumed alcohol.
The casino administration has said that they will pay the penalty of $20,000 to the commission without going into an appeal.
Earlier this month, Iowa became the 11th US state to launch sports betting after the US Supreme Court legalized sports gambling last year.
Six casinos in the state offered on-site sports gambling while Casinos in Altoona, Bettendorf, Osceola, and Waterloo offered to bet on-site and through a mobile app on the opening day.