Pennsylvania fines three casinos

The local gaming control board fined three casinos for different violations, including underage gambling.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) revealed that it approved fines totaling US$77.5k against three casinos for various violations. SugarHouse Casino was fined US$10k for allowing underage gambling at the facility.

The fines were set after the Board’s approval at its public meeting of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and SugarHouse HSP Gaming LP, the operator of SugarHouse Casino located in Philadelphia. The facility was fined US$10k for failing to prevent underage access to the gaming floor.

Moreover Downs Racing LP, the operator of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Lackawanna County, which received a US$25k penalty for procedural penalties in the poker room; and River Casino’s operator Holdings Acquisition Company LP, which was fined US$42.5k for two violations: one for failed procedures for handling self-excluded gamblers totaling US$22.5k, and the other for holding poker tournaments without the approval of the Board, worth US$20k.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s next meeting is scheduled for November 8 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located at the Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.

Last month, Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LP, the operator of the Valley Forge Casino Resort located in Montgomery County was fined with US$10.000 for violating the procedures for handling a self-excluded person. Presque Isle Downs Inc, which operates Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie County was fined US$10.000 for table games procedural violations.