Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Youngster Support



Ohio gambling enterprises 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 simply won a jackpot that is major be set for a surprise, at least when they have outstanding youngster support payments. That is because a new program is now in place 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 newest ‘intercept program’ is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have actually agreed to work with all the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers whom owe right back child support, incorporating those criminal background checks to ones already happening against a database of debtors.

Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds

These checks are also made by the Ohio Lottery, which operates the state’s seven racetrack casinos. At the casinos, database checks will be set off 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.

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