COLUMBUS, Ohio – As casino violations go it won’t make for the perfect subplot of the next Vegas-based Hollywood movie, nevertheless, the Ohio Casino Control Commission Wednesday issued its very first fine against a casino.
The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was fined $15,000 for using a particular version of software used in providing customers promotional slot play that had not previously been tested and approved by the commission.
It was Horseshoe Cleveland that recognized the error and self-reported the misstep to the commission last September.
The fine, which goes into the commission’s general fund, is the first issued against any of the three casinos that began operating in Ohio last year.
The incident is an example of how closely all operations of a casino are watched. While it is the first fine issued, judging by other state’s with gambling, it won’t be the last.