Pennsylvania regulator issues fine and places eight on exclusion list

Cordish Companies Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A $10,000 fine due to a pair of incidents as well as the placement of eight adults on a state-wide exclusion list has been made in the latest round of action by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The former has the regulator approve a consent agreement that led to a fine of $10,000 for Stadium Casino, operator of Live! Casino Philadelphia, for two incidents that saw individuals gain access to restricted areas of the gaming facility.

This represents the first such agreement with the Office of Enforcement Counsel and the group since the operator opened the casino in January 2021.

In the first of the two individuals, a female is reported as having entered “numerous restricted back of the house areas” across the venue’s casino and hotel, where items were stolen from employees.

A second incident saw three casino patrons become able to enter an unsecured restricted area and gain access to the gaming floor despite previously being denied access by security.

Furthermore, the board has also taken action against eight adults, each of which have been banned from all casinos in the Commonwealth for leaving children unattended in order to gamble.

This came after a total of 16 children, aged between two and 13 years of age, left in unattended vehicles at a range of facilities across the state for between eight and 57 minutes.

Regarding this, the PGCB said: “The board’s actions regarding adults who chose to enter a casino while leaving children under their care unattended serves as a reminder that adults are prohibited from leaving minors unattended in the parking lot or garage, a hotel, or other venues at a casino since it creates a potentially unsafe and dangerous environment for the children. 

“Leaving minors unattended at a Pennsylvania casino subjects the offending adult to criminal prosecution in addition to exclusion from all Pennsylvania casinos.”