News

Deadwood Seeking To Penalize Cheating Players Who Try To Re-enter Casinos

Deadwood Seeking To Penalize Cheating Players Who Try To Re-enter Casinos

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Gaming Commission is seeking a change in state law that would allow it to impose penalties on cheating players who try to re-enter casinos in the Black Hills gambling town of Deadwood.

The commission already has authority to ban players from casinos for misconduct. But Commission Executive Director Larry Eliason says such bans have been difficult to enforce because there’s no penalty for banned players who re-enter casinos.

A bill filed in the Legislature would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor carrying a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine to enter a casino after being banned.

Eliason says the bill was prompted partly by a recent incident in New Jersey, where a player allegedly sneaked fake chips into a poker tournament.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

elvis

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops country earners

garth

Brooks, 53, who resumed touring last year after 13 years off the road, also notched up the biggest pay day in a single year.

in National

TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

tsa

The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.