New Wave of Pennsylvania Fines Announced

This week the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that it has issued a new series of fines against casinos and sportsbooks in the state for violating gambling regulations.

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack was fined $35,000 for allowing underage players to participate in gambling on the floor. Sportsbetting group SportsHub was found to have changed who controls its license without approval of the regulator, and was therefore issued a $13,000 fine.

Various players in the state were also added to the Pennsylvania Involuntary Exclusion List for leaving children in vehicles in order to gamble. Interestingly, two employees at Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack left a child in their vehicle in order to enter the casino's HR office and casino dealer school. Leaving children in a vehicle unattended in order to gamble is a crime in Pennsylvania, and, in addition to criminal penalties, results in players being excluded from being able to gamble in the Keystone State.

In the past year, there have been 370 incidents of adults leaving children in vehicles to gamble in the state recorded, and the number is likely higher, given that not all instances are recorded.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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