Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Child Support

Ohio Casinos to Withhold Winnings for Overdue Child Support

Ohio gambling enterprises like the Hollywood Casino in Columbus will withhold winnings from now players whom owe child support. (Image: Brooke Lavalley/Dispatch File Photo)

At Ohio casinos, gamblers who think they’ve just won a major jackpot could be set for a shock, at least if they have outstanding son or daughter support re payments. That’s because a new system is now in place 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 paying back what they owe first.

The new ‘intercept program’ is now moving forward at all four casinos in Ohio. The properties have agreed to the office using the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to identify gamblers who owe straight back child support, adding those criminal record checks to people already taking place against a database of debtors.

Lottery, Racetracks Also Recover Funds

These checks are also created by the Ohio Lottery, which runs 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 maybe more on table games, and $600 or even 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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