DUBUQUE -- Mystique Casino will pay a $3,000 penalty after giving a player's club account to a man who had himself banned from casinos.
The Dubuque Racing Association, which operates Mystique, and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission entered into an agreement last week that included the fine.
The gambler -- a man identified as only "C.W." in the agreement -- completed an Iowa Statewide and Lifetime Self-Exclusion rm in July 2009. Gambling facilities across the state were notified of the man's addition to the self-excluded list. Under IRGC code, racing and gaming operations must establish a process that ensures excluded people cannot receive a player's club account.
According to the agreement, C.W. entered Mystique and started playing blackjack on Jan. 10 of this year. During the course of his time there, a pit supervisor issued a player's club account for C.W. after he provided a false name.
The real identity of C.W. was discovered early on the morning of Jan. 11, after he returned to Mystique Casino and reported his car was missing.
Mystique officials did not return calls for comment.