Council Bluffs, Iowa — The Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood has been fined for allowing a self-banned gambler into the casino.
That’s according to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s administrator, Brian Ohorilko. He says the Grand Falls Casino fine is one of three approved at their meeting on Thursday in Council Bluffs.
He says the fine was five-thousand dollars.
Two other casinos were fined, including another casino run by Kehl Management, the same firm that runs Grand Falls.
The largest fine of 20-thousand dollars was levied against the Isle of Capri in Waterloo for allowing an underage gambler into the facility. Ohorilko says the minor came to the casino on a party bus.
The Riverside Casino, which is run by Kehl Management, was also fined for a violation involving a banned gambler. Ohorilko says the person had been on the banned list for 12 years, and had been receiving promotional materials from Riverside since 2014. He says the casino discovered the banned gambler was receiving the material through its internal audit process. The commission levied a $5000 fine in this case as well.