Ohio gambling enterprises such as the Hollywood Casino in Columbus will withhold winnings from now players whom owe son or daughter support. (Image: Brooke Lavalley/Dispatch File Photo)
At Ohio casinos, gamblers who think they’ve just won a jackpot that is major be set for a shock, at least if they have outstanding son or daughter support payments. That’s because a program that is new now in spot to ensure that debtors who owe money for the well-being of their children won’t be in a position to collect their gambling winnings without trying to repay exactly what they owe first.
The latest ‘intercept program’ is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have agreed to the office because of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers whom owe right back child support, adding those criminal record checks to people place that is already taking a database of debtors.
Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds
These checks are also created by the Ohio Lottery, which operates the state’s seven racetrack casinos. At the gambling enterprises, database checks will be brought about by wins of $1,200 or more on slot machines, $5,000 or more on table games, and $600 or maybe more on some high-stakes games. Any prize of $600 or more will be checked against owed child-support payments, while wins of $5,000 or more trigger checks against back taxes and student loans at the racetr (more…)