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La. casinos seize $800,000 for owed child support

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago March 10, 2013 Mar 10, 2013 Sunday, March 10 2013 March 10, 2013 2:45 PM in News
By: Associated Press

HOUMA, La. - Child support debts cost gamblers in Louisiana casinos more than $806,000 of their winnings last year.

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier tells The Courier that non-custodial parents around Louisiana owe more than $1.2 billion in child support.

If gamblers win more than $1,200, casinos run their names through a database to see if they owe child support.

Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge seized $106,771 - more than any other state-regulated casino.

The "casino interception" law was signed in 2010. Other states with similar laws include Mississippi, Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado and West Virginia.

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