Pennsylvania Regulator Imposes Fines Totaling $100,350
Following a number of regulatory violations, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) levied penalties totaling $100,350.
Hollywood Casino’s owner, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, consented to pay a $78,000 fine for failing to maintain a required level of security personnel.
The inability of TCS John Huxley America and TCS John Huxley Europe to submit major licensing applications in accordance with state legislation resulted in a $22,350 fine.
Following discussions between each company and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC), both fines were the outcome of consent agreements.
In the meanwhile, the PGCB gave approval to the OEC’s request to bar five individuals from entering any casinos in the state for leaving kids alone while they gambled.
After leaving five children alone in a car in the Presque Isle Downs Casino & Racetrack parking lot for 35 minutes while they gambled inside, a male and female client were put on the Involuntary Exclusion List.
Another male gambler received a ban for placing wagers at the on-site sports betting establishment while leaving an 11-year-old unsupervised in a car in the Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia’s parking garage for 30 minutes.
In the meanwhile, a male player was suspended after he left a 10-year-old unaccompanied in a car outside the Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s valet area that he had parked next to a construction fence. He bet at the sportsbook for five minutes while leaving the kid behind.
After leaving two kids in a car in the Mohegan PA parking lot for 45 minutes, a female customer was banned from attending casinos. The person in issue spent the time playing slots at the casino while the kids, who were 8 and 9, were there.