PGCB issues $212,500 in fines to Mountainview, Sugarhouse HSP Gaming

February 22, 2024
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Both companies received fines for violations of protocol.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has levied $212,500 in fines and approved three consent agreements against casino operators for underage gambling and for “insufficient protocols.”

The Board also acted regarding three incidents of adults gambling while leaving minor children unattended.

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing received two fines from the Board that totaled $147,500. A $97,500 fine was issued for incidents that occurred on Penn Interactive Ventures’ sports betting and iGaming platforms.

The Board determined that there were “insufficient protocols that allowed for the creation, access and use of multiple online accounts using the personal identifying information of other individuals, the funding of accounts using stolen or fraudulently obtained payment devices, and the withdrawing of funds into account controlled by individuals conducting fraudulent behavior.”

Mountainview’s second fine resulted from three people who were under 21 years old gaining access to Hollywood Casino York’s gaming floor. The company was fined a total of $50,000 for these incidents.

Sugarhouse HSP Gaming received a $65,000 fine for incidents involving Rivers Philadelphia Casino. According to the Board, the company “failed to meet minimum staffing requirements for a period of 40 days” and “failed to provide timely notification of a voucher theft to both the onsite.”

In addition to the fines issued, the regulator responded to issued petitions to ban three adults from the state’s casinos “for leaving minors unattended to engage in gaming activities.”

All three incidents involved children under 12 years old. In all three incidents, the minors were left unattended in a vehicle while the adult was inside a casino gambling.

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