Larchwood, Iowa — Three casinos and a sports book have been fined five-thousand dollars by state regulators for downloading the updated self-ban gambling list one day late.
Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood was involved, and general manager Sharon Haselhoff explained what happened to the Racing and Gaming Commission.
The late download led to the Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, the Riverside Casino near Riverside, and Elite Hospitality sports book also being fined.
Haselhoff says they have taken action to be sure all lists are downloaded within seven days as required by state regulations.
The five-thousand dollar penalty is the lowest given for such violations. Racing and Gaming Commissioners said during their meeting last week it was a situation where they had not choice but to fine all the entities. The Racing and Gaming Administrator says there are some things in the works that would help ensure that the self ban information is downloaded on time.