Pennsylvania keeps fining casinos

Operators Presque Isle Downs and IOC-PA, LLC will be charged for irregularities.

US.- Whilst Pennsylvania casinos are going through a delicate stage due to controversial tax reduction, the State’s Gaming Control Board approved another relevant fine against regional casino operators Presque Isle Downs, Inc. and IOC-PA, LLC (manager company of Woodlands Fayette, LLC).

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania regulator set the fines for a total of US$29,500. The Gaming Control Board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel held a public meeting where members approved the fine settlement against Presque Isle Casino & Racetrack in Erie County and Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County.

Presque Isle Casino & Racetrack was fined for US$15,000 for two instances, in June and July of 2016, of failing to prevent underage gambling; whilst Woodlands Fayette, operators of Lady Luck Casino, faces a US$14,500 fine for failure to timely file a Principle Renewal Application.

Pennsylvania has recently fined operators of Rivers Casino, SugarHouse Casino, Sands Casino Resort and Mount Airy Casino Resort. Furthermore, the State faces controversial times after the Supreme Court gave casinos the benefit of paying fewer taxes. Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania’s governor, urged legislators to propose a fix law to improve the situation.