Pennsylvania regulator imposes new fines as self-exclusion list swells
Pennsylvania gambling entities have seen another round of fines handed down by state regulator Keystone, as the region’s self-exclusion list also grows and a casino wins a license renewal. Licence.
The first sees $32,500 in fines imposed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Boardafter a total of $238,500 was approved against a range of institutions across the jurisdiction two months ago.
Westmoreland Casino Stadiumoperator of Live! Pittsburgh Casinois one such establishment that is on the latest sanctions list, with a $7,500 fine imposed for a self-exclusion violation.
This is due to a self-excluded individual playing the table games and receiving a cash advance at the Live! Casino Pittsburgh. Under PGCB regulations, a casino must identify these customers and deny gaming privileges and other gaming-related activities, such as cashing checks or cash advances.
CDC Bucks County, which operates the Chickie’s and Pete’s restaurant in Parx Casino in Bensalem, was fined $17,500 following three incidents involving six patrons who over-served alcohol.
Somewhere else, TDN Currency Systems was fined $7,500 after failing to provide the PGCB with a change in control notification when the wholly-owned company was transferred to two other licensees.
In addition, the state regulator has also placed six other adults on debarment lists, which prohibits entry to all Pennsylvania casinos, after leaving children unsupervised at these establishments.
These incidents saw a total of ten minors, aged 11 months to 12 years, left unsupervised for periods ranging from nine minutes to six hours.
“In making these decisions regarding the six adults, the council reminds the gambling public that adults are prohibited from leaving minors unattended in the car park or garage, hotel or any other area of a casino, as this creates a potentially unsafe and dangerous environment for children,” the PGCB recalled.
“Leaving minors unattended in a Pennsylvania casino exposes the offending adult to criminal prosecution in addition to permanent ban from all Pennsylvania casinos.”
It was also revealed that the PGCB voted unanimously to renew the Category 1 Racetrack Casino Operator License of Washington Trotting Associationoperator of Hollywood casino at Meadows in Washington County.
Since first opening its doors in June 2007, Hollywood Casino at The Meadows has generated $3.5 billion in gross revenue from slots, table games and sports betting play, leading to a return the Commonwealth of about $2 billion in gambling tax revenue.
The establishment currently operates 2,006 slot machines, 84 table games, a Barstool retail bookmaker and DraftKings online sports betting.