WASHINGTON COUNTY - Inspections of places in Washington County selling tip jars will be less sporadic in the future now that the Washington County Gaming Office has hired its own inspector, director Dan DiVito said last week.
This will provide tip jar operators more incentive to make sure they are following tip jar rules, he said.
"If they are thinking about cutting a corner, they may want to think twice about it," DiVito said.
The unannounced visits from new inspector Jim Hovis, 39, of Smithsburg, might come at any hour of the day, DiVito said.
Since the tip jar regulations went into effect in 1996, the Gaming Office has relied on local law enforcement to go to businesses and other places selling them to make sure they were following the rules, DiVito said.