PGCB levies fine for unapproved poker tournaments

PGCB levies fine for unapproved poker tournaments

The Pennsylvania gambling regulator has levied a fine for unapproved poker tournaments at Hollywood Casino.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed that it fined Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County. The US$20k fine was received by the Pennsylvania regulator for conducting poker tournaments that were unapproved by the agency.

The PGCB said that the fine is the result of a board approval at its public meeting of a consent agreement between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Current regulations establish that table games staffing plans, tournament schedules, dealer training programs and schematics of gaming guides, table layouts, signage and equipment be submitted to the PGCB for approval by the Executive Director. “That was not done for four poker tournaments held in 2019 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course,” said the PGCB.

Parx Casino selected Evolution for Pennsylvania launch

Evolution Gaming, a leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has announced that it has signed an agreement to power Parx Casino’s launch of online Live Dealer Casino services in two US states.

Parx customers will be able to choose from a wide range of online streamed live dealer table games from Evolution’s existing New Jersey studio and Evolution’s planned Pennsylvania studio.

Players on desktop, tablet and smartphone in both states will be able to play live traditional casino favourites such as Roulette, Blackjack and poker variants, as well as exclusive titles and innovative, award-winning games from the full Evolution live games portfolio.

Parx Casino is the number one revenue-generating casino property in Pennsylvania. The land-based venue, located just north of Philadelphia city centre, offers 150,000 square foot of gaming with 132 live table games.

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