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La. casinos seize $800,000 for owed child support

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HOUMA, LA (AP) -

Child support debts cost gamblers in Louisiana casinos more than $806,000 of their winnings last year.
    
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Suzy Sonnier tells The Courier  that non-custodial parents around Louisiana owe more than $1.2 billion in child support.
    
If gamblers win more than $1,200, casinos run their names through a database to see if they owe child support.
    
Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge seized $106,771 - more than any other state-regulated casino.
    

The "casino interception" law was signed in 2010.  Other states with similar laws include Mississippi, Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado and West Virginia.

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