FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2nd, 2016

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Pennsylvania Casino Fined By the Gaming Control Board For Table Games Violation

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved a fine of $10,000 against Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie County.

The fine was the result of the approval of a consent agreement between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Presque Isle Downs, Inc., which permitted a vacant room to be utilized as a table games storage room without it being properly secured. This resulted in numerous occasions when personnel were able to enter the room without a key.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016 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 casino 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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