Pennsylvania gaming regulator issues 284,000 in penalties

Pennsylvania's gaming regulator has issued a series of penalties.
Pennsylvania's gaming regulator has issued a series of penalties.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued a series of penalties after identifying failings

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued penalties and two non-monetary punitive actions.

The fines, which totalled $284,000, were issued to Boyd Gaming, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, Sugarhouse Gaming, Snow Shoe Travel Plaza and Pit Stop Travel Plaza.

The giant casino company Boyd Gaming received the largest fine of $150,000. It was sanctioned by PGCB for a failure to notify the regulator of all pertinent facts regarding the reasons for the surrender of a principal’s licence in 2020, thereby hindering the board’s suitability determination.

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing was fined $70,000 after an individual who was on the regulator’s self-exclusion list, gained entry to the gaming floor of the property. The customer was then served alcoholic beverages that led to intoxication and subsequent damage to vehicles

The property was also issued a $50,000 penalty for an incident in which two employees funneled payments to gaming service providers that resulted in inaccurate disclosures to the PGCB and its bureau of licensing. This resulted in an ‘under classification’ of gaming service providers and lower license applications fees.

Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, operator of Valley Forge Casino Resort, received a $14,000 penalty fee after it allowed a 20-year-old man to gain access to the casino floor and gamble at table games (the minimum age is 21).

SugarHouse, the operator of Rivers Casino Philadelphia, was not sanctioned with a fine but was mandated to implement additional security and surveillance requirements after an individual left two children in a parked vehicle in the property’s parking lot.

Snow Shoe Travel Plaza and Pit Stop Travel Plaza received no fine but surrendered two video gaming terminal establishment licences and two principal licences for non-adherence to various licensing requirements.

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