The Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City is facing some serious fines this week after a 14-year-old boy was caught playing the slots, right under the not-so-watchful eye of the casino's security guards.
The boy, a New Jersey resident who is only being identified as CG, allegedly wandered between slot machines at around 11:20 p.m. on August 12, and, according to the attorney general's office, a casino security guard "walked right past him and did nothing." A Division of Gaming Enforcement officer noticed the kid and finally said something: "Due to CG's youthful appearance, the division investigators requested that he produce identification," Deputy Attorney General R. Lane Stebbins wrote in his complaint against the casino. "CG then admitted to the division investigators that he was 14 years of age." He was promptly handed over to his parents, who presumably grounded him for the next seven years.
The DGE is currently weighing fines of an undisclosed amount against the casino. Lisa Spengler, a spokeswoman for the DGE, told Press of Atlantic City that the case is under investigation, but no formal action has been taken yet against Tropicana. It's unclear exactly how much CG won during his little adventure, though he's hardly the first teen to cost the house: in 2009, a Brooklyn teen won an impressive $115,000 from the Atlantic City Hilton Casino. Talk about getting lucky.