Ohio casinos just like the Hollywood Casino in Columbus will withhold winnings from now players who owe son or daughter support. (Image: Brooke Lavalley/Dispatch File Photo)
At Ohio casinos, gamblers who think they've just won a jackpot that is major be in for a shock, at minimum if they have outstanding child support payments. That's because a program that is new now in spot to make certain that debtors who owe money for the well-being of their children won't be able to collect their gambling winnings without repaying exactly what they owe first.
The newest 'intercept program' is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have agreed working using the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers who owe back child support, adding those criminal record checks to people place that is already taking a database of debtors.
Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds
These checks are also made by the Ohio Lottery, which runs 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 higher on table games, and $600 or 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.
' We sweep for all continuing state debts,' said Ohio Lottery