Local Casino Among Others Fined By Gaming Board
by Alex lloyd Gross
April 28, 2023
In order to operate a casino in Pennsylvania, there are multiple regulations that must be followed. When they are not, the casino gets fined or can lose their license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Board announced that it levied $147,500 in fines recently. Including the Rivers( Formerly Sugarhouse) casino which was fines $7500.00 for not properly notifying its security and surveillance staff along with law enforcement about an alleged cheating incident at a table game involving marked cards.
Other actions taken recently include:
- Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County was fined $120,000 for failure to timely submit internal audit plans, a stipulation of its Statement of Conditions for licensure;
- Downs Racing, L.P., operator of Mohegan Pennsylvania casino in Luzerne County received a fine of $20,000 for two incidents in which supervisory employees worked without the proper Board-issued permit. Several other matters were brought before the board including banning people from casinos because they left children in the car to go gamble.
- A male patron was placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List after leaving three children, ages 3-, 8-, and 10-years-old unattended in a vehicle in the Mohegan Pennsylvania casino parking lot while he wagered at the sportsbook;
- A female patron was placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List after leaving two children, ages 2- and 5-years-old unattended in the food court at Valley Forge Casino Resort in order to wager at the sportsbook, and later once again left the children unattended in a vehicle in the casino’s parking lot but was approached by security before she was able to gamble; and,
- A female patron was placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List after leaving her 13-year-old child unattended in a vehicle at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course while she cashed a check and gambled on slot machines. The next board meeting will be for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2023 in the Board’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of the Strawberry Square Complex in Harrisburg.