Rush Street Gaming Fined $30,000 by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
In recent news, a subsidiary of Rush Street Gaming has reportedly been fined $30,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, given that it allowed people younger than 21 to play on its PlaySugarHouse.com domain.
CalvinAyre.com broke the story last week and explained that the ruling was doled out on January 7, finding that the NJ subordinate of Rush Street Interactive had broken the state’s Casino Control Act in “permitting individuals under the age of 21 to wager online.”
An Ongoing Investigation
According to the report, the investigation has been ongoing since November 2016, when the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement filed its initial complaint. This is just two months after the domain was launched as part of a partnership with the land-based SugarHouse casino in Philadelphia.
A Flaw in Customer Software
According to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, its investigation found that 13 people between the ages of 18 and 20 were allowed to create accounts on PlaySugarHouse.com and place wagers. Eventually, only three of the players had actually deposited cash. The investigation concluded that the domain’s know-your-customer software had suffered a flaw in the date of birth verification process and “allowed for a three-year variation.”
A Commitment to ‘Responsible Gaming’
Rush Street Gaming is headquartered in Chicago and agreed to pay this unique fee. In a statement given to the Associated Press news service, it explained how the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement had communicated the flaw in its software and that this has since been resolved:
“We take this matter very seriously. As soon as our team discovered the mis-configuration, we self-reported it to the gaming commission and took immediate action to correct and prevent recurrence. Responsible gaming is a top priority for us.”