FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6th, 2014

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Sugarhouse Casino Fined $58,000 By the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board For Incorrect Slot Machine Settings

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied a fine $58,000 against SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP, for allowing a number of slot machines at its Philadelphia casino to operate at paytable settings different from reported to the Board.

The fine was the result of a review by the Board’s Gaming Laboratory Operations which uncovered the discrepancy and led to today’s approval by the Board of a consent agreement between its Office of Enforcement Counsel and SugarHouse HSP Gaming.

The review uncovered that, during a 148 day period from March to August of 2013, 12 slot machines had paytable settings that contradicted the settings reported to the Gaming Lab Operations.

 The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg. 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 12 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.  You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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