Underage gamblers get Sands Bethlehem fined

For the ninth time, the Sands Bethlehem has been fined for allowing underage visitors to drink and gamble in the venue.

US.- Las Vegas Sands’ casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has been fined once again for allowing underage visitors to drink and gamble. The facility will have to pay US$150k for the offense, which is the ninth of this kind since it was first opened in 2009.

The fine adds up to the total US$182k in fines that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued to three of its licensees (Sands Bethlehem covers most of it), as Casinopedia reported. This one also combines to the US$430k the venue has already paid in fines due to the same infraction.

According to the PGCB, the casino had allowed 10 different episode in a span of five months, in which it authorised 16-year-olds to enter its main gambling floor. The underaged visitors managed to play at slot machines and gaming tables.

After a US$50k fine was issued to the venue for granting access to a 19-year-old whose ID claimed he was 33, Sands Bethlehem introduced an ID scanning method in order to prevent these events from happening. However, it seems it hasn’t been that succesful.

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