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Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Child Support

mercredi, mars 4th, 2020

Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Child Support

Ohio casinos just like the Hollywood Casino in Columbus will withhold winnings from now players who owe child support. (Image: Brooke Lavalley/Dispatch File Photo)

At Ohio casinos, gamblers who think they’ve just won a major jackpot could be set for a surprise, at minimum when they have outstanding son or daughter support payments. That is because a new system is now in destination to make sure that debtors who owe money for the well-being of their children won’t be able to collect their gambling winnings without trying to repay what they owe first.

The brand new ‘intercept program’ is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have agreed to operate aided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers whom owe right back child support, adding those criminal record checks to ones already happening against a database of debtors.

Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds

These checks are also produced 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 slots, $5,000 or even more on table games, and $600 or even 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 racetracks.

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