PA Gaming Control Board imposes $45,000 worth of fines

November 16, 2023

Four adults were also placed on its involuntary exclusion list.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved two consent agreements, which were presented by the Office of Enforcement Counsel during its public meeting, leading to two companies being fined a combined total of $45,000. 

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, which operates the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse in Dauphin County, was handed a $40,000 fine for three situations in which individuals under the age of 21 were on the gaming floor and gambled. 

Lightning Gaming, also headquartered in Delaware County, was given a fine of $5,000 owing to the fact that it failed to notify the PGCB of material changes to its financial status. 

On top of this, four adults were banned from all casinos in the Commonwealth for leaving minors unattended while they engaged in gaming activities; after petitions were filed by the Office of Enforcement Counsel. 

One patron was placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List for leaving a 1-year-old unattended in a locked vehicle in a parking lot during hot outside conditions for nine minutes, while he went to gamble in the sportsbook and at a table game in the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Montgomery County.

Another patron was placed on the list after leaving a 6 and 8-year-old unattended in a vehicle in the parking lot of Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County for 13 minutes while he gambled at slot machines. 

A female patron was placed on the list after leaving two minors, aged 10 and 13, unattended in a vehicle in the parking Garage of Live! Casino Philadelphia for 24 minutes while she gambled at slot machines; and another female patron was placed on the Involuntary Exclusion List after leaving a 13-year-old unattended in the Sky Bridge hallway of Mohegan Pennsylvania Casino for 10 minutes while she gambled at slot machines. 


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