New Jersey inspectors hit the boardwalk

July 1, 2008 4:05:52 PM PDT
A boardwalk blitz - state officials are making sure you get what you pay for when you step right up to your favorite game. State inspectors have in recent weeks examined a number of boardwalk businesses along the Jersey Shore looking for violations, ranging from health code violations to improper price tags on merchandise. They also visited 14 locations where there were boardwalk games. In those 14 locations they found 9 violations.

Officials say among other things they want vacationers to get their money's worth when they're playing those boardwalk games.

Have you ever wondered if the hoops at the boardwalk basket ball games of chance are really big enough for the ball. So have state inspectors.

Today in North Wildwood investigators from the State Office of Consumer Protection and the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission were inspecting boardwalk arcades and games in an effort to make sure customers get a fair shake.

Scott Jenkins of the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission said, "The Control Commission is dedicated to providing a safe environment here on the boardwalk for everyone to enjoy and to make sure there's fair play."

Investigators were making sure licenses were current and prominently displayed along with rules of the games.

State officials also used this occasion to remind businesses and the public that waterball yoyos are now illegal in New Jersey. 70-dozen have been confiscated since the state law went into affect a few months ago.

If anyone has any questions about the waterball yoyo ban, or wants to report any violations concerning games of chance, call 1 (800) 242-5846.