Rivers Casino fined for soliciting gamblers on self-exclusion list

March 23, 2012 2:29:47 PM PDT
A popular new casino in the northwest suburbs was fined $25,000 for soliciting problem gamblers.

Rivers Casino admitted they sent promotional materials, cash advances and reward cards to four people on the state's self-exclusion list for gamblers last summer.

Rivers Casino's manager says the violations happened by mistake.

The casino was given some credit by the Illinois Gaming Board for reporting the errors itself, avoiding a fine that could have been several times larger.