FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22nd, 2016

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

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Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves $30,000 In Fines

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $30,000 against a southeastern Pennsylvania casino operator.

The fines were the result of Board approvals of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., operator of the Parx Casino in Bucks County, which was fined a total of $30,000 for two separate violations, one involving an underage patron and the other an intoxicated patron.

Details

A $15,000 fine was approved by the Board against Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. for an incident in which a 19-year-old female was permitted to gain access to the gaming floor for approximately one and one-half hours, gamble at table games and consume alcohol.

A second fine, also for $15,000, was approved by the Board against Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. for serving a female patron an excessive number of alcoholic drinks over an approximate six hour period even though the patron, according to PGCB investigators, exhibited clear signs of intoxication.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 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 annually generates more than $1.4 billion 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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