The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totalling $82,500 against four casinos. Following a debate to establish new tax policies after the State’s Supreme Court declared the gaming law unconstitutional, the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel led a public meeting the to clarify the casinos’ individual violations and economic consequences.
Holdings Acquisitions, operator of Rivers Casino was fined $30,000 for two separate violations, one for failing to prevent underage gambling and a second for holding poker tournaments with unauthorized rules;
SugarHouse HSP Gaming, manager of SugarHouse Casino, was fined $22,500 for violations of the PGCB's problem gambler assistance program: the Voluntary Self-Exclusion List. The casino had allowed three individuals who had signed up for the program to gamble at the casino.
Sands Bethworks Gaming, who is in charge of Sands Casino Resort, was fined $22,500 for two instances in which table games play was compromised, because the casino neglected to follow approved procedures.
Mount Airy #1, owner of Mount Airy Casino Resort, was also fined $7,500 for violations involving the play of table games.