This week it was revealed that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to issue a $70,000 fine against the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino group after it was revealed that several underage gamblers were allowed to play at the land casino.
The announcement also levied a $2,500 fine to cover the cost of the investigation. It was revealed that five underage punters snuck onto the casino floor between June 18th and September 10th of last year. Two of the offenses involved a 20-year-old man who came to play on June 18th and June 23rd, while a 15-year-old was allowed to play slots on August 2nd, a 20-year-old was allowed to play roulette on August 3rd, and a 12-year-old and 17-year-old were allowed on the casino floor with their mother on September 10th.
Under state law, only those aged 21 or older are allowed to play on the casino floor.
For their part, the casino admitted the mistake and said that they've taken steps to ensure that the offenses don't happen again. They've fired four employees, re-trained the other staff, and reduced the number of entrance in the casino from 14 to 4. The changes to the entrances took several months and reportedly cost the casino $200,000 to complete.
The fine is the ninth time that the casino has been forced to sign a consent agreement with state regulators since the casino opened a decade ago.