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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issues $17,500 in fines


The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued fines totaling $17,500 to three of its licensees including Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, operator of the Parx Casino.

Two of the fines related to the theft of video gaming terminals (VGTs) at a truck stop, and the third related to Greenwood, for allowing the deployment of unapproved online games.

Regarding the VGT thefts, a fine of $7,500 was levied against VGT terminal operator Second Street Gaming, LLC, and a further $5,000 was levied against VGT establishment licensee Love’s Travel Stops & County Stores, following a theft in August 2020 in which a total of $3,202.81 in cash and cash equivalents was stolen.

In the incident a patron of the establishment, who has since been arrested, was in the video gaming area of the Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville for over 3 hours, and gained access to the VGT’s cash box without video detection from either of the license holders.

The third fine was for $5,000, and was levied against Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment.

The fine was due to the accidental deployment of two interactive slot machine games from a test environment into production, by an employee of Parx Casino igaming partner, GAN. The deployment meant that customers were able to play the games online prior to PGCB authorization.

Last week, the PGCB reported a 162.7% year-on-year rise in gambling revenue across the state, as overall revenue for March amounted to $403.2m.

The regulator reported year-on-year growth for all gaming products across different market sectors.