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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board issues four fines totaling $284,000


The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has issued fines amounting to $284,000 to three license holders including Boyd Gaming and Penn National Gaming.

Hollywood Casino operator the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association – a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming – was given two fines totaling $120,000. The first – worth $70,000 – was for allowing a self-excluded customer to gamble, become intoxicated and subsequently cause damage to other customers’ vehicles.

The second $50,000 fine was for the actions of two since-terminated employees, who “willfully funneled payments” to service providers so these providers would make inaccurate disclosures to the PCGB, resulting in lower license fees.

Boyd Gaming Corporation, meanwhile, received a $150,000 fine for failing to disclose facts in relation to the suitability of a key employee.

Valley Forge Convention Center Partners were also fined $14,000 following a 20-year-old player being allowed to gamble.

PGCB also handed out non-monetary sanctions to certain licensees.

Rush Street Gaming’s Sugarhouse HSP Gaming subsidiary was forced to implement additional security and surveillance measures after incidents involving two unattended children, aged two and four, in the casino’s parking lot.

Snow Shoe Travel Plaza was forced to relinquish two video gaming terminal establishment licenses as well as two key employee licenses after failing to comply with licensing requirements.

PGCB also recently issued Fantasy Sports Games with a $7,500 fine for offering fantasy sports without a license.