PGCB Lays Down $150,000 in Fines

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This week the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced this week that they've fined three casino operators in the state for a total of $150,000.

The fines went out to the Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association (operator of Penn National Gaming's Hollywood Casino & Barstool Sportsbook), Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and Chester Downs and Marina (operator of Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack).

Mountainview got the largest fine of $57,500 for allowing self-excluded players onto their properties and place wagers. A second fine of $25,000 was issued for letting four underage gamblers onto the casino floor where one was able to play a slot.

Presque Isle Downs was given a $45,000 fine for violating Covid-19 orders. The violation occurred when they were found to be serving alcohol to customers without ordering a meal. The rules dictated that booze needed to be on the same transaction as a meal.

Chester Downs and Marina was fined $22,500 for failing to protect its assets. $24,000 in cash was stolen from an open drawer at the Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, while a second customer store $955 of chips from a gaming table.

As of press time, the PGCB or casinos affected had not issued comment.

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