If Pennsylvania wanted to ensure that Casinos abided by regulations, the $$$ would be a percentage of profits - you'd see how fast Casinos would comply!
Published: February 25, 2015
The operator of The Meadows Casino was fined $15,000 for allowing an underage player to gamble on slot machines.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced the fine Wednesday against Washington Trotting Association after a male, age 20, gained access to the gaming floor of the North Strabane Township casino. Under state law, a player must be at least 21 to bet on slot machines or table games.
That was one of five consent agreements PGCB approved resulting in $77,500 in fines. The agreements were forged between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and the operators of three casinos, including the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.
Holdings Acquisition Co. L.P., operator of the North Side facility, was hit with two fines totaling $27,500. One was for $22,500 for incidents in which casino personnel violated board regulations or the Rivers’ internal controls in conducting table games. The other was $5,000 for check cashing violations.
Downs Racing L.P., operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County, likewise was fined twice and will pay the largest amount – a total of $35,000. They were: $30,000 for five incidents in which a person on the PGCB’s Self-Exclusion List was permitted to enter and gamble, and $5,000 for conducting business with an unlicensed gaming service provider.
For more infirmation, visit gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.