Underage Slots Player Wins $1,300 before Apprehended

Andrick Singh had a great run at New York’s Rivers Casino, winning $1,300 on the slot machines. However, his day turned sour when he was discovered to be an underage gambler.

It’s likely that Singh never would’ve been caught. However, after playing for 1 hour and 45 minutes, he hit a jackpot worth $1,326. The young man was asked to provide identification, but he didn’t have any on him.

According to Albany’s Times Union, a security guard let Singh on the gaming floor on Valentine’s Day. And this gaffe was later blamed on the officer’s lack of training for the job.

After Singh tried to claim his jackpot without an ID, he was led away from the gaming floor while casino inspectors were notified. State investigators were called to the scene to review surveillance footage and determine what happened.

Not only did they discover that Singh is underage, but he was also carrying marijuana. He’s charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal trespassing, and criminal impersonation. The judge sentenced him to adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which means that Singh can avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble for six months.

“Rivers Casino & Resort personnel admitted knowledge that the security officer staffing the entrance where the underaged individual accessed the floor was unqualified for the position and lacked sufficient training to prevent underage access to the gaming floor,” wrote New York’s state gaming commission.

Rivers Casino has been fined $5,000 for letting a person under the age of 21 on their gaming floor. They were fined an additional $1,000 for letting Singh stay “longer than necessary to reach a destination that is not on the gaming floor.”