Grand Falls Casino Fined For Allowing Banned Player To Gamble

Date posted - October 13, 2013

Grand Falls Casino sign at nightLarchwood, Iowa — The Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood has agreed to an illegal gambling fine of three-thousand dollars from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission at their meeting this past week. Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko says the problem involved a person who has signed up to be banned from gambling.

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(as he says) “An individual that was on that statewide list…was successful in getting a players club card, made it onto the floor and gambled,” Ohorilko explains.

He says the casino took the proper action.

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(as he says) Grand Falls did detect that that card was accidentally, but improperly issued and identified that patron and removed them from the floor,” Ohorilko says.

The casinos are required to keep a list of those who have signed up to be banned from gambling.

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(as he says) “Grand Falls immediately after the incident agreed to conduct additional training with their players club representatives to better equip them so they are able to detect when an individual who may be on that list tries to get a card,” Ohorilko says.

The Grand Falls Casino is located on the state line northwest of Larchwood.

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2 Responses to “Grand Falls Casino Fined For Allowing Banned Player To Gamble”

  1. juicey bananas says:

    Whats a no gambling list? I go walk in and gamble. Why would an idiot go and get that worthless players club card anyway. You play there you lose plain and simple. I have been there a few times and have yet to see a winner other than our state and local civil servants that is.

  2. Lyonman says:

    Sort of a deceiving headline I’d have to say. The article goes on to say that the card was pulled thus that person not allowed to gamble because they probably have a gambling addiction history. This headline is pretty indicative of what’s wrong with today’s news media. Sketchy headlines and incomplete reports would make one believe Grand Falls casino really runs a poor operation which would be totally untrue.

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