FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1st, 2017

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

Two Casino Fines Approved By the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $40,000 against two casinos for violations.

The fines were the result of Board approvals at its public meeting of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and:

  •   Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of the Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, which was fined $25,000 for allowing a visibly intoxicated patron to game; and,
  • SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP, operator of the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, which was fined $15,000 for conducting improper credit promotions.

Details

The fine against Mount Airy #1, LLC was the result of a failure by casino personnel to prevent serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated gaming patron. In this instance, the casino patron was served 27 drinks over a nine hour period, including 18 drinks after he showed signs consistent with intoxication while the patron engaged in slot play at table top slot machines located at the bar.

The fine approved against SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP stemmed from two casino credit promotions that were conducted without proper notification to the PGCB. In one instance, SugarHouse personnel failed to provide the rules of the promotion within two business days of commencing the promotion per regulations. In the other instance, the casino failed to provide that information at all to the PGCB.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 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 smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ 18,000 people and annually generate approximately $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.

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.