Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Youngster Support

Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Youngster Support

Ohio gambling enterprises such as the Hollywood Casino in Columbus will now withhold winnings from players who owe youngster support. (Image: Brooke Lavalley/Dispatch File Photo)

At Ohio casinos, gamblers who think they’ve just won a jackpot that is major be set for a shock, at minimum if they have outstanding child support re payments. That’s because a program that is new now in spot to make sure that debtors who owe money for the well-being of their children won’t be able to collect their gambling winnings without paying back exactly what they owe first.

The latest ‘intercept program’ is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have actually agreed to operate with all the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers who owe right back child support, including those background checks to people already happening against a database of debtors.

Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds

These checks are also produced by the Ohio Lottery, which operates the state’s seven racetrack casinos. At the casinos, database checks will be brought about by wins of $1,200 or more on slots, $5,000 or more on table games, and $600 or more on some high-stakes games. At the racetracks, any award of $600 or more will likely be checked against owed child-support repayments, while wins of $5,000 or more trigger checks against back fees and student loans.

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