Gambler forced to forfeit casino winnings
A Pennsylvania man who won a 2,000 dollar (£1,380) slot machine jackpot had to forfeit the winnings because he was under a voluntary ban from casinos as part of a state scheme for gambling addicts.
Under the self-exclusion programme, problem gamblers can choose to ban themselves from casinos for one year, five years or for life.
Banned players are charged with criminal trespass if they enter a casino and must forfeit any winnings. The money goes to a compulsive gambler treatment fund.