The Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Caesars Entertainment Corp have fallen foul of New Jersey gaming regulations by offering wagers on college football earlier this year which is illegal in the state.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fined Caesars $2,000 for taking bets on a September 10 football game between Rutgers and Kansas. The Golden Nugget was fined $390 arising from bets associated with various, although unspecified, New Jersey college football games during the same period.
Caesars offers sports betting at two Atlantic City casinos, but officials have not identified which venue transgressed the state law prohibiting casinos from taking wagers on New Jersey colleges and any collegiate sporting event held in the state.
The law applies to every Garden State university and is designed to stop wagering on any college sporting events that take place in the state, regardless of whether or not those events are between New Jersey educational facilities.
Those customers who bet on the games in question will receive a full refund if they can be identified. Both Caesars and the Golden Nugget have yet to comment on the ruling.