Atlantic City casino security guards given more power to curb underage drinking, gambling - Monday 27th of July 2009

Security guards at Atlantic Citys casinos will be able to detain gamblers and drinkers they suspect are underage, new powers granted to them today by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, according to a report in the Press of Atlantic City.

The guards previously were only able to kick out underage gamblers, the report said.

Under these new guidelines, they can detain suspected underage drinkers or gamblers until police arrive, the report said. According to the report, the expansion of the guards authority to help curb the problem of underage drinkers and gamblers that frequent the establishments.

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