FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23rd, 2015

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves $13,000 Fine of Central PA Casino

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved a fine of $13,000 against Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County, for two occurrences in which personnel failed to follow regulations related to the proper play of table games.

The fine was the result of the approval of a consent agreement between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, and stemmed from incidents on two separate days in April 2015 in which play was permitted at a Spanish 21 table and at a Blackjack table even though the decks for each game was missing a card for a period of time.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2015 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 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 17,000 people and generate an average of $3.7 million per day in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners with additional tax revenue going to the horse racing industry, economic development projects, fire companies, county fairs, water and sewer projects, the Commonwealth’s General Fund, and to local governments that host casinos.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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