Pennsylvania Regulator Troubles Fines Totaling $150,000 to Three Casino Operators

Pennsylvania Regulator Troubles Fines Totaling $150,000 to Three Casino Operators

Pennsylvania Regulator Concerns Fines Totaling $150,000 to Three Casino Operators

Three distinct casino operators

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has handed out fines totaling $150,000 to 3 casino operators in the state. The state’s gambling watchdog authorized these fines via consent agreements between the operators and the PGCB’s Workplace of Enforcement Counsel during a meeting on Wednesday.

Penn National Gaming – which does organization in the state by means of the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association – stands out, receiving fines totaling $82,500 for two various incidents that took place lately.

Two fines for Penn’s subsidiary

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association received a $57,500 fine for allowing folks who have been self-excluded from its Barstool Sportsbook and Hollywood Casino online platforms to continue to access them. Nine individuals who were a portion of the PGCB’s Voluntary iGaming Self-Exclusion List were able to access the operator’s sports betting or casino gaming platforms and, in certain circumstances, place bets.

Self-exclusion lists are a way for problem gamblers to block themselves from becoming able to access on the web gambling platforms.

The other portion of the fine for Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association relates to its Hollywood Casino house that is positioned at the Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County. Four teenagers attempted to access the gaming floor two of them succeeded. One of the teenagers was then able to gamble at 1 of the casino’s slot machines. In Pennsylvania, 1 must be at least 21 years old in order to enter a gaming floor. Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association was fined $25,000 for this violation.

The other fines

Two other operators were subject to fines on Wednesday from the PGCB. Marina LLC and Chester Downs operate the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack and need to spend a penalty of $22,500 for not properly safeguarding assets. The PGCB stated a client was capable to steal $955 in playing chips from one of the property’s table games. In an additional incident, a particular person stole $24,000 in money from an open cash drawer.

$45,000 fine for violating Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 Safety Order

PID LLC, the operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino close to Erie, received a $45,000 fine for violating Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 Security Order with regards to alcohol service. A casino patron was reportedly capable to consume alcohol while standing on the gaming floor, but the COVID-19 safety order stated that bars could only serve alcohol if it was a element of the identical transaction as a meal.