Casinos in Pennsylvania Face $212,500 in Fines at the PGCB Meeting in February

Arsenii Anderson
casinos in pennsylvania face 212500 in fines at the pgcb meeting in february

During its most recent meeting on February 21, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) imposed sanctions on three PA casinos.

The PGCB authorized fines for each case that the Office of Enforcement Council (OEC) of the board presented at the meeting. Following their hearing, the PGCB fined the following casinos and their operators a total of $212,500:

  • Rivers Casino Philadelphia: $65,000;
  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course: $97,500;
  • Hollywood Casino York: $50,000.

Even though there were several retail violations, Hollywood was fined more for Barstool, its previous PA online gambling site.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Faces Two PGCB Fines

Michael Roland, Senior Enforcement Counsel of the OEC, suggested two consent settlements for $65,000 in penalties against Rivers Casino Philadelphia.

The first occurred in 2022 when the minimum staffing restrictions were broken. For 40 gaming days between January 2 and December 24, it did not achieve the required minimum criteria. Roland reported to the board that Rivers Philadelphia received temporary minimal staffing relief for the security department for a portion of this timeframe. Rivers Philadelphia was still unable to meet the required personnel levels in spite of the relief.

The incorrect reporting of voucher theft to the Pennsylvania State Police and PGCB constituted the second fine.

After a customer told security that he dropped the $444 slot coupon on the casino floor, video footage was examined. After grabbing the voucher and cashing it, an anonymous male vanished from sight.

This happened on September 18, 2022, although it wasn’t reported by the casino until September 20.

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