Pennsylvania fines five casinos $1.1m

By Robert Simmons
Regulators from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) have issued fines totalling $1,167,000 against five casino operators in the state, following various violations.

The largest of these fines totalled $1m, and was handed down to Downs Racing LP, operators of the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino, who were issued with a $550,000 fine for failure over a multi-year period to follow approved internal controls regarding free slot play, cashier functions and internal audits and an additional $450,000 fine for conducting business with unlicensed gaming service providers.

Hollywood Casino operators, the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, were issued with the next biggest fine of $90,000 for underage gaming, failing to stop an underage individual from entering the casino and failing to properly safeguard its assets in an incident when a patron was given an overpayment of $9,000 by a cashier at the cage.

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, operators of the Parx Casino in Bucks County were issued with two fines totalling $35,000. The first of these was a $25,000 fine for failing to deal with an intoxicated patron, while the second $10,000 fine was for permitting two employees to work without being authorised or licensed by the PGCB.

Valley Forge Convention Center Partners and Mount Airy #1 LLC were both issued with fines totalling $32,000 and $10,000 respectively for violations pertaining to casino activities.


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