The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued its latest wave of financial penalties, with two of the states land-based casino establishments falling foul of the regulator.
Coming as a result of six incidents across the premises of Mohegan Sun Pocono and Meadows Racetrack and Casino, the fines follow board approvals at a public meeting of consent across PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and those in question.
Downs Racing, operator of the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County, is the first under the spotlight, with a $110,000 penalty stemming from four incidents regarding underage gaming violations.
In the first instance a 17-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor before wagering at slot machines and attempting to do so at a table game, before an 18-year-old female also gained access to slot machines in the same area. This was followed by a 19-year-old male gaining access onto the gaming floor and wagering at table games.
The final incident saw a 19-year-old female access the gaming floor on seven consecutive days, as well as being issued a players card, wagering at slot machines and table games and also being served alcohol and cashing out at the cage.
Washington Trotting Association, operator of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County, was handed a $10,000 fine for allowing employees to work with expired gaming licenses.
This was a direct result of two incidents which saw employees of the casino being permitted to work after their gaming licenses expired, and without required authorisation being given by the board.