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Advertising
Casino advertising violated the law because it was deceptive and misleading and also conveyed information about odds. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 699
Authorized Games
Petition to hold a "cashless" slot machine tournament was denied because the proposed tournament was not an authorized game or a variation thereof. The tournament was not the game of slot machine, but rather a lottery using slot machine mechanisms. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 588
Cash Equivalents
A bank check made payable to an individual and then endorsed in blank is not a cash equivalent as defined by N.J.A.C. 19:45-1.1 and may not be accepted by a casino as a cash equivalent. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 192
Consolidation Checks
Even though the Uniform Commercial Code permits check alteration by the drawee at the direction of the drawer, gaming-related checks are not ordinary negotiable instruments governed by general commercial law principles. A casino may not alter a patron's check in the absence of approved procedures for such a transaction. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 208
Cooperation with Investigations
Interference with the performance of the Commission's inspectors hinders and obstructs the function of the Commission itself. Inspectors are the "eyes and ears" of the Commission on the casino floor. Casinos have a continuing duty to cooperate with the efforts of the inspectors. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 029
Casinos have continuing duty to provide assistance and information to the Casino Control Commission and to cooperate in any. inquiry, investigation or hearing. This obligation should be interpreted in the broadest possible fashion in order to maximize the obligation. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 029
Credit
The wiring of money to casino customers is an extension of credit in violation of N.J.S.A. 5:12-101. Decision: 6 N.J.A.R. 188
Casinos must comply with procedures in the statute and regulations for handling counter checks and checks. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including fines. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 029
By accepting non-conforming instruments as cash equivalents, licensee essentially "loaned" money with which to gamble without any of the safeguards attendant to the extension of credit under applicable casino law and regulations. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 151 Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 192
Duty to Cooperate
Casino must provide CTRs as requested by the Division of Gaming Enforcement. The investigative authority of the Division entitles it to review all records of casinos. Casinos have a duty to cooperate with the Division. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 533
Employee Participating in Game
Pit boss may not act as curator of the shoe in baccarat or remove his employee credentials in order to accommodate a high roller. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 029
Exclusion
For exclusion purposes, the notion of inimical presence encompasses an evaluation of the conduct and background of an individual in order to determine whether under all the circumstances the individual's presence would justifiably undermine public confidence in gaming operations or create the danger of unfair or illegal practices in the conduct of gaming. Decision: 8 N.J.A.R. 126
Service
Companies which wire money to customers who are patrons of casino hotels and holders of selected casino credits are subject to licensure as a service incident to casino activity. Decision: 6 N.J.A.R. 188
Tournaments
Petition to hold a "cashless" slot machine tournament was denied because the proposed tourna- ment was not an authorized game or a variation thereof. The tournament was not the game of slot machine, but rather a lottery using slot machine mechanisms. Decision: 13 N.J.A.R. 558
Underage Gambler
Casino violated Casino Control Act when underage persons were found to have gambled. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 301
Vicarious Liability
Casino was vicariously liable for violations committed by its employees. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 401
Violations
Fines were assessed against casino for various violations related to efforts to accommodate a high roller. These violations included improper processing of checks and failing to cooperate with .Commission inspectors. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 029
Licensee was fined for accepting deposits outside the cage, failing to properly prepare safekeeping deposit receipts, accepting non-conforming instruments as cash equivalents and failing to report .complimentary services. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 151 Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 192
Licensee's actions, which sought to accommodate the interests of wealthy patrons, demonstrated disregard for regulatory controls and a pattern of attempting to conceal violations. Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 151 Decision: 11 N.J.A.R. 192
Casino violated Casino Control Act when underage persons were found to have gambled. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 301
Casino was fined for permitting alteration of a patron's consolidation check after it had been delivered to the cage. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 208
Casino was vicariously liable for violations com- mitted by its employees. Decision: 12 N.J.A.R. 401