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Apr 21, 2011 5:58 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Louisiana gambling board to decide how to seize winnings

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top gambling board is putting together the final rules for confiscating money won at casinos by parents who are behind on child support.
The Gaming Control Board will discuss its planned regulations Thursday.
A law approved last year lets the state intercept cash winnings of $1,200 or more. Previously, slot machine annuity payments were the only gambling proceeds that could be seized.
Thousands of children around Louisiana are owed more than $1 billion in child support.

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