The PGCB Fines Pennsylvania Casinos More than $73,000
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) fined four separate gaming businesses. Although there were no PA online casinos on the list, Live! Casino Pittsburgh was penalized twice by the PGCB for different infractions.
The PGCB Fines Live! Casino Pittsburgh $30,000
The PGCB penalized Live! Casino Pittsburgh $20,000 for permitting entry to the gaming floor for a guest who had self-excluded and an additional $10,000 for granting the same access to a visitor who was underage.
In March 2022 and again in February 2023, Live! Casino Pittsburgh permitted gaming for a self-excluded patron. In the second occurrence, the patron consumed four alcoholic drinks and played several slot machines without being stopped by security.
Additionally, the patron arrived at the cash cage, completed a transaction, and then redeemed a certificate valued at over $150. The person who self-excluded played for almost seven hours.
Parx Casino Fined $18,000 for Submitting Late License Applications
Parx Casino was fined $18,075 by the PGCB for neglecting to file renewal applications for both a principal license and a principal entity license.
In June 2021, Parx received an email reminder from the PGCB’s Bureau of Licensing that the renewal procedure needed to be completed by February 2022. Parx Casino sought an extension from the Bureau of Licensing in April 2022. In response, the Bureau of Licensing said that Parx Casino could not get a license renewal extension since it was past due.
Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores Fined $25,000
This month’s biggest single fine was given to Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, a Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) facility.
Love’s Family Holding LLC became a 100% owner of the establishment, however, the facility neglected to inform the PGCB of this development. It wasn’t until the Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) made an information request that the PGCB was informed.