The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has also sanctioned parents who left their children unattended in casino parking lots.
US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has fined Parx Casino operator Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment with $10,000 for allowing underage gaming. The Gaming Control also sanctioned parents who left their children unattended in casino parking lots.
Gaming in Pennsylvania is only permitted for over 21s. Parx Casino allowed n 18-year old to gamble on slots machines on the gaming floor. The PGCB also issues a statement about three cases where parents left their children in cars in casino parking lots in order to enter the gaming floor. The names of the casinos involved were not mentioned.
The parents were added to the PGCB Involuntary Exclusion List, meaning that they are unable to enter any casino in Pennsylvania. They may also face criminal charges.
A PGCB statement said: “The board is reminding the gambling public to not leave children unattended in the parking lot or garage, a hotel, or other venue at a casino, not only because of the possible exclusion from all Pennsylvania casinos and prosecution, but more importantly due to the possible safety hazard to the child.”