CITY – In a ruling recently published
by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement,
Trump Marina Hotel and Casino and Trump Plaza
Hotel and Casino have agreed to monetary penalties
for violations of transactional waiver provisions.
Trump Marina was fined $35,000 and Trump Plaza
$3,000. Additionally, KGM Gaming, LLC agreed
to a $20,000 fine.
waivers are required under the regulations
for transactions involving gaming equipment
when the company has an application pending
before the Division for a gaming related
service industry license.
have strong regulations in place to ensure
integrity with casino operations in Atlantic
City. We need to make it clear that the
Division will not tolerate when those regulations
are violated,” said Director David
this case, KGM LLC, an authorized distributor
of slot machines manufactured by Ainsworth
Gaming Technology ("AGT"), failed
to file the required transactional waiver
to deliver AGT machines to the casinos.
Trump Marina and Trump Plaza failed to follow
procedures necessary to ensure that a waiver
was filed and approved prior to the acceptance
of the AGT machines.
unauthorized AGT machines at Trump Marina
were on the floor from April 20, 2009 to
June 16, 2009. During those two months,
Trump Marina saw $215,502 in winnings from
the unauthorized machines. In the case of
Trump Plaza, 22 AGT machines were on the
floor from May 7, 2009 to June 16, 2009.
The total in unauthorized machine winnings
at Trump Plaza was $181,326. The Division
initially filed the complaints with the
Casino Control Commission but due to the
change in the regulatory structure as part
of P.L. 2011, c. 19., the matter was transferred
back to the Division after February 1, 2011
for settlement. AGT was not accused of any
was with the cooperation and diligence of
Trump Marina and Trump Plaza that the violations
were uncovered and we commend them for their
forthright position in notifying the Division,”
that is received by the State as part of
settlement agreements is directed to the
Casino Revenue Fund, which supports treatment
and education programs for compulsive gamblers
and programs that benefit the State’s
senior citizens and persons with disabilities.