AC Hilton fined for underage gambler

August 5, 2009 10:52:25 AM PDT
Regulators have imposed the second-largest fine for underage gambling against an Atlantic City casino. The Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort must pay $115,000 for allowing a teenager to gamble to the point where he became a rated player and was given a free hotel room.

The state Casino Control Commission Wednesday imposed the fine after the casino did not contest the findings of state investigators.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., man was 19 when he began to gamble in Jan. 2007 after giving a fake birth date.

The largest fine for underage patrons was paid last year by Bally's Atlantic City, which was assessed $157,500.

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