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Requests for Fiscal Year 2012/2013

Summary of Requests

Fiscal Year Requests Total Breakdown of Request Results
2012-2013 22
  • Granted: 8
  • Granted/Denied in part: 7
  • Denied: 2
  • Withdrawn: 1
  • Appealed: 3
  • Other*: 4
Key: *Other -- No records exist or request sent to wrong agency


Right To Know Requests

RTKL Number Date Received by PGCB RTKL Office Information Requested Decision Notes
2012-017 7/13/2012 1. FY 2011-2012 Operating Budget including operation revenues and operating expenses. 2. A list of job titles for all employees and the corresponding annual salaries. 3. Job descriptions for the Executive Director and other director positions. Granted All responsive records were provided.
2012-018 7/27/2012 Information from the application of Gaming Partners International (GPI) including information on various officers of GPI. Granted/Denied in part Public information was provided; non-public was either not provided or redacted in accordance with the following: The Gaming Act - 4 Pa C.S. 1206(f) & 1207(2); PGCB Regulations - 58 Pa. Code 407a.3; RTKL -- 65 P.S. 67.708(b)
2012-019 7/31/2012 Records submitted by Bushkill Group Inc. and subsidiaries as part of Bushkill's Category 3 Gaming License application which state or estimate a valuation of real property owned by Bushkill Group or subsidiaries. Other No responsive records are in the possession of the PGCB.
2012-020 8/2/2012 Various inquiries relating to the PGCB Excluded Persons list. Granted/Denied in part Where appropriate, responsive records were provided. Many sections of the request were denied as they didn't ask for records, but rather asked questions and/or solicited legal advice or opinion. P.S. 67.703. In other sections, the PGCB does not have the records requested.
2012-021 8/10/2012 List of all non-union positions and listed salary per position. Granted Responsive records were provided.
2012-022 8/13/2012 Payout percentages for specific slot machines. Denied The records requested are not public records as defined in 65 P.S. 67.102 and 67.305, and are exempt from release under 65 P.S. 67.708(b)(11) as they may reveal trade secrets or confidential proprietary information, also defined in 65 P.S. 67.102.
2012-023 8/17/2012 Name of each non-union employee with title and their salary for 2009 through July 2012. Granted  Responsive records were provided.
2012-024 8/17/2012 Copy of annual report on the Gaming Industry. Granted Sent copy of most recent PGCB Annual Report and PGCB website address where all years Annual Reports can be viewed.
2012-025 8/27/2012 Copy of most recent PGCB Annual Report; ledgers for the disbursements from the PA Race Horse Development Fund; most recent audits of the PA Horsemen organizations; quarterly reports submitted by PA Horsemen organizations for the past year. Granted Reponsive documents were provided with the exception of the disbursement ledgers. That section of the request was forwarded to the appropriate agency as the PGCB does not have the records requested.
2012-026 9/7/2012 Name of each PGCB non-union employee along with their title and salary as of 9/7/12. Granted Responsive records were provided.
2012-027 9/26/2012 All diversity reports provided by or on behalf of Rivers and SugarHouse casinos. Granted/Denied in part Directed to Annual Diversity Reports and Diversity Plans available on the PGCB website. Quarterly reports denied as confidential and proprietary. 4Pa. C.S. 1206 & 1207; 58 Pa. Code 407a.; 65 P.S. 708(b)(11) & (17).
2012-028 11/19/2012 A list of all union and non-union employees, their position and starting salaries and what they make as of 11/9/12, as well the amount of approved time each employee has requested from 1/1/12 till 11/9/12. Granted Responsive records were provided.
2012-029 12/20/2012 A copy of the Adjudication denying Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, LP’s Petition to Amend Membership Plan entered 11/20/12. No record (Adjudication has not been issued.) 1/3/13 – Adjudication issued and sent to requester.
2013-001 1/14/2013 Various inquiries relating to the PGCB Self Exclusion List including number of persons on list since inception and the breakdown as to time, gender, age and geographic area of participants. Granted/Denied in part Many responsive documents were provided. Those records that may reveal personal identification information and which could put that individual at a risk of personal harm/security were denied. 
2013-002 1/23/2013 Copies of all corporate records filed by Wynn PA, Wynn LLC, Wynn Industries and Steve Wynn Request Withdrawn  
2013-003 2/1/2013  Applications or documents submitted by HSP Gaming that identify a builder or general contractor that HSP contends will perform construction in connection with the expansion of Sugarhouse gaming facilities. Other No responsive documents are in the possession of the PGCB.
2013-004 2/14/2013 Copy of the current workers compensation policy for the PA Gaming Control Board. Other No responsive documents are in the possession of the PGCB.
2013-005 5/3/2013 1. Information regarding Washington Trotting Association's (“WTA”) $30,000 fine; 2. Information regarding Cannery Resorts, etc. representing itself or themselves as an "owner or operator" of the Meadows based upon the license of WTA without being qualified as a foreign corporation in this Commonwealth, 3. Information regarding violations, consent decrees, correspondence, investigations and whether or not related to the foregoing, against or regarding any or all of any of the Meadows, WTA, Cannery Casino Resorts or WTA Acquisition Corp. w/in the past 5 years.

Granted/Denied in part

Requester appealed decision.  Office of Open Records issued Final Determination on June 4, 2013 and dismissed appeal for the reason that the requester does not explain why the requested records do not fall under the exerted exemptions.

Public information was provided. Documents that relate to a noncriminal investigation were denied.
2013-006 5/7/2013 Information regarding how much overtime has been spent on Casino Compliance Representatives and Casino Compliance Supervisors to staff the casino 24/7.   Granted All responsive records were provided.
2013-007 5/13/2013 Various inquiries relating to the PGCB Excluded Persons list including who puts persons on the list, methods for enforcing the list, and sanctions imposed. Granted/Denied in part Where appropriate responsive records were provided. Some of the sections of the request were denied for the reason the documents are confidential in that they pertain to investigative files and security information. 
2013-008 5/30/13 Documentation regarding Gregory J. Rubino’s application and investigation records pertaining to his suitability.


Requester appealed decision. Final Determination issued on October 2, 2013 granting in part and denied in part. October 3, 2013 – Requester rescinded request and written consent withdrawn.

Requested documents are confidential because they relate to personal identification information and noncriminal investigation.
2013-009 6/5/2013 Application of Endeka Entertainment, LP and/or Penn National Gaming Inc. Granted/Denied in part Provided non confidential documents and denied confidential documents because they relate to personal identification information and noncriminal investigation.

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