State authorities are calling foul balls over a Jersey Shore boardwalk amusement operator who was caught rigging basketball games with inflated balls and showing prizes he could never win, NJ.com reported.
As a result of an inspection of several gambling venues, owner Christine Strothers has been banned from business for 10 years and fined $15,500 for violating New Jersey’s boardwalk licensing law, according to the news agency.
“Every person who plays an amusement game in the state of New Jersey deserves a fair chance to win a prize,” state Attorney General Matthew Platkin said in a statement.
“The Jersey Shore is one of the biggest draws in the state for families looking for fun and recreation and we̵7;re making sure those families aren’t cheated out of their hard-earned money.”
A crackdown on boardwalk gambling began last year when authorities sent out letters warning licensees that they would conduct inspections of particularly overinflated balls, according to the news report.