PGCB levies US$272k in fines

The PGCB has levied two companies in the state. Credits: PGCB

The board approved fines totaling US$272k against two casinos in the state.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) revealed this week that it approved fines totaling US$272k against Mount Airy Casino and Presque Iles Downs. The fines were the result of approvals at a public meeting.

The PGCB came up with the fines at a public meeting of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and: Mount Airy #1, LLC,operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, which received a fine of US$250k, and Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie County, which was fined US$22.5k

“The fine levied against Mount Airy #1, LLC was for US$250k and stemmed from the casino’s failure to implement an alcoholic beverage tracking system in 2017 after publicly testifying to the Board that it would be installing and training personnel in the system within two weeks of that testimony. The failure to install the system, which is designed to track and limit the number of drinks served to a patron during a specific time period, came to light after a February 2018 incident in which a patron who had consumed alcohol and drove from the casino, struck and killed a pedestrian and was subsequently charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence,” explained the PGCB.

Moreover, the board detailed that the fine of  US$22.5k against Presque Isle Downs, Inc., was for table games violations. According to the consent agreement, both incidents involved the use of compromised decks, one at a Blackjack table and the other at a Poker table.

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