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Horseshoe fined for surveillance, credit violations

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Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino will pay a $125,000 fine for violating surveillance system and credit extension laws, the Ohio Casino Control Commission announced on Wednesday.

During a routine audit, the Commission found Horseshoe's surveillance system failed to comply with Ohio law and internal controls.

Check-ups in the following months showed the casino never fixed the surveillance issues, according to the Commission.

Horseshoe is also accused of authorizing credit extensions beyond what their internal controls permitted and extending credit to guests with incomplete files.

The commission said this violated state law, internal controls and terms of a 2013 settlement.

The Commission and Horseshoe agreed to a settlement regarding the violations. As part of the agreement, Horseshoe admitted the violations and will pay the $125,000 fine. Casino personnel will also be required to undergo remedial training.

Kevin Kline, general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, released a statement regarding the fines.

"We recognize the significance of the matters identified by the Ohio Casino Control Commission and are fully committed to preventing any recurrences. We take seriously our compliance with the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code, and our Internal Controls. It is our responsibility to ensure that our entire team is compliant by strictly adhering to these important operational policies and procedures. We have already taken several steps to address these issues and have also embarked on a significant effort to further train our team on operational and internal control requirements."

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