Law taps deadbeat parents’ gambling winnings | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Law taps deadbeat parents’ gambling winnings

DENVER – A Colorado law has netted more than $600,000 from the gambling winnings of deadbeat parents.

Supporters are praising the results after the first year of the law, which casinos say has been a headache to enforce.

People who win more than $1,200 at a machine or a table in Colorado’s three gambling towns – Black Hawk, Cripple Creek or Central City – is run through a computer database to see if they owes back child-support payments.

State officials collected $320 million in child support last year out of $1 billion owed. State Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough says with just $606,060 collected since July 2008, the money from gambling winnings is “a drop in the bucket.”

Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User