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Grand Falls Casino Fined For Allowing Banned Player To Gamble

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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