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Deadbeat parents would lose winnings under bill

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó Deadbeat parents who win big at Indiana casinos would have to give some of that cash to their children under a bill that has cleared the state Senate.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday for the bill to withhold gambling winnings from parents who owe back child support and win more than $1,200 on slot machines or different amounts on other winnings.

Indiana casinos donít like the proposal, saying it would cause a two-minute delay on casino floors while winnersí names are checked against an electronic list of people owing child support.

But Gov. Mitch Daniels and other supporters say helping single parents collect child support is more important than any minor inconvenience to casinos.


Posted 1/29/2010




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