Mohegan Sun Issued $70,000 Fine for Allowing Underage Gambling

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.

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28 March 2017 - 3:14pm
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I can still understand about the 20 year old, but I mean 15? How did the security let him play? In my land based casinos you have to show an ID to get in, even if you just want to buy coffee.

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28 March 2017 - 11:02pm
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I've seen at least couple of 15 yearolds that looking like 35's so that should excuse the guards, probably it's been like that in this case too Joking
Well they've done all those violations and they'll pay for that, I don't believe it would happen again.

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Sounds like they weren't bothering to check IDs at the doors. The 20 year olds should come to Australia. They only need to be 18 to get in to a casino here.

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29 March 2017 - 11:17pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

Sounds like they weren't bothering to check IDs at the doors. The 20 year olds should come to Australia. They only need to be 18 to get in to a casino here.

And the 15y-olds could come to Bulgaria, I guess the guards in most casinos here won't even bother checking their ID's, I think the minimum is 18 here also but I doubt it's been followed too strictly.