Casinos to Deduct Child Support Arrears From Gaming Winnings

Louisiana Father owes back child support.

Father wins at a local casino.

Father anticipates exchanging his chips for cash.

And … Father is sorely disappointed.

The casino deducted back child support from Father’s winnings and diverted it to the child support enforcement agency.

Under a new law affecting winning pots of $1,200 or more.

Gamers are prohibited from redirecting their winnings to third parties.

Read more in this New Orleans Times-Picayune article: Louisiana casinos will withhold winnings from parents who owe child support.