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Requests for Calendar Year 2018

Summary of Requests

Fiscal Year Requests Total Breakdown of Request Results
2018 21
  • Granted: 3
  • Granted/Denied in part: 11
  • Denied: 2
  • Withdrawn: 5
  • Appealed: 0
  • Other*: 0
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
2018-001 01/05/2018 Any reports and correspondence, including any studies done as well as credentials of those who approved the new floor plan including new restrictive barriers erected to reduce underage gambling at Pocono Downs. Granted/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-002 01/29/2018 Investigation summaries, case reports, interview notes, sworn statements, internal memos, and official letters relating to the fine issued to Downs Racing, LP. for $550,000 announced by PGCB on December 13, 2017. Specifically: a $550,000 fine for failure over a multi-year period to follow approved internal controls regarding free slot play, the main bank and internal audits. Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential documents.
2018-003 02/13/2018 Any and all purchasing records from January 1, 2013 to current. The specific information requested from your record keeping system is 1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address. Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-004 02/13/2018 Any and all documentation, photographs, sketches, videos, etc. related to Cannery Casino Resorts and /or The Meadows Racetrack and Casino for architectural and interior design components for the years 2005 to present, including but not limited to: 1. Application and disclosure information form (Categories 1-3) and accompanying documentation for license, permit, certification, registration or authorization from the Board and applications for renewal re: same for architectural and interior design components related to the gaming floor plan. 2. Licensed Entity Representation Registration Form. 3. Documentation and/original architectural floor plans/drawing including stair details. 4. Documentation and/or architectural floor plans related to any repairs, alterations or demolition from the originally submitted plans. 5. Documentation related to all inspections or enforcements. 6. Notification of Proposed Transfer of Interest Forms. 7. Initial floor plan and any revised floor plan. Withdrawn  
2018-005 02/15/2018 The daily wager amount on slot machines for each of the operating casinos in PA along with the number of slot machines in operation each day. I would like this for the time period of Jan. 1, 2007, to December 31, 2017, and on a daily basis. If older records are not readily available, a shorter time period would be sufficient. Granted Documents in the possession of the PGCB were sent to the requester.
2018-006 04/26/2018 Documents submitted in support of application to Gaming Control Board by Donald J. Trump or Trump Companies for casino licensure. Date of documents submitted (and requested) - January 2006 to December 2006. Withdrawn  
2018-007 05/03/2018 Petition or application filed by Churchill Downs Incorporated, Presque Isle Downs, Inc. or Eldorado Resorts, Inc. for "change of control" of Presque Ilse Downs Inc. Time period for documents sought: January 1, 2018 through May 1, 2018. Withdrawn  
2018-008 06/01/2018 Any and all purchasing records from 2018-01-24 to current. The specific information requested from your record keeping system is 1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-009 08/06/2018 Copies of any current collective bargaining agreements between PGCB and any organized labor collective bargaining unit, or a copy of the last expired agreement if a new one is not in place. Additionally, electronic data for all employees represented or not by any organized collective bargaining unit: names, email addresses; start date; department; job title; compensation; compensation type; and organized labor collective bargaining unit name. Granted in part/Denied in part Request was sent to all Commonwealth agencies and was answered by the Office of General Counsel on behalf of all Commonwealth Agencies
2018-010 08/16/2018 All documents related to the fine assessed against the Valley Forge Casino for violation of procedures related to the game of Spanish 21. Specifically, all documents and information which would demonstrate the specific rules and/or guidelines which were violated by the casino and how the casino failed to comply. Granted Documents in the possession of the PGCB were sent to the requester.
2018-011 09/07/2018 Any and all purchasing records from 2018-05-31 to current. The specific information requested from the PGCB’s record keeping system is 1. Purchase order number. If purchase orders are not used a comparable substitute is acceptable, i.e., invoice, encumbrance, or check number; 2. Purchase date; 3. Line item details (Detailed description of the purchase); 4. Line item quantity; 5. Line item price; 6. Vendor ID number, name, address, contact person and their email address. Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-012 09/10/2018 Any documentation related to fines the gaming board has levied against all casinos operating under the jurisdiction of the PGCB from the time the first state casino opened through the most current available date…including the names of the casino, the date the fine was levied, the cost of the fine, the nature of each related violation and any other supporting documentation. Granted Documents in the possession of the PGCB were sent to the requester.
2018-013 09/10/2018 Any documentation, including emails and other correspondence, between any official at the PGCB, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem regarding a potential sale of the property to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama. Similarly any documentation, including emails and other correspondence between any official at the PGCB and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-014 09/14/2018 Investigation summaries, Consent Agreements, case reports, interview notes, sworn statements, internal memos, and official letters relating to the fine issued to Mount Airy Casino Resort for $25,000 announced by the PGCB on or about February 1, 2017. Specifically, a $25,000 fine for serving alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated gambler. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-015 09/18/2018 1. Any and all documents, including written notes, comments, transcripts or communications, relating to the Board's evaluation of VVD's application; 2. any and all documents, including written notes, comments, or communications, relating to the Board's disposition of VVD's application; and 3. any and all documents, including written notes, comments, or communications, relating to the Board's rejection/denial of VVD's application. Withdrawn  
2018-016 09/18/2018 All documents referring or relating to any horse-racing and/or gaming license, whether granted or not, regarding VVD, including, but not limited to (i) all documents submitted by VVD and/or any of its related entities to the Board in connection with the license application; (ii) all documents submitted by the Board to VVD and/or any of its related entities in connection with the license application; (iii) all Board internal memoranda, correspondence, emails and notes regarding the license application; (iv) all public input received by the Board regarding the license application; (v) all public hearing transcripts regarding the license application; (vi) All communication between the Board on one end, and VVD and/or any of its related entities, on the other end, referring or relating in any way to the license application for VVD. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-017 10/09/2018 A copy of Appendix 33 of the Category 4 Application of Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC, which operates Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Withdrawn  
2018-018 11/20/2018 Application submitted for VGT by Lancaster Travel Places, LLC, DBA Lancaster Travel Plaza, Ronks, PA 17572 Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-019 11/26/2018 Copies of public records from 2003 to present re: 1. …documents submitted by GLI Capital Group, Gaming Laboratories International LLC (GLI), Bulletproof Solutions or SLI Global Solutions (SLI) concerning contracts and RFP's for professional services, including but not limited to: 4400008100, 4300152810, 4400004803 and RFP 326146; 2. correspondence (email or non-electronic) between GLI Capital Group, GLI, Bulletproof Solutions or SLI and any state officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff; 3. logs of any meetings between employees of or lobbyists on behalf of GLI Capital Group, GLI, Bulletproof Solutions or SLI with any state officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff; and 4. logs and/or any information on travel to conferences or meetings with/or facilitated by GLI Capital Group, GLI, Bulletproof Solutions or SLI and any PA officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff. Denied Request is not sufficiently specific.
2018-020 12/26/2018 The entire slot machine operator application approved by the Board for Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP, including all appendices (the original approval, not any renewals); and the current compulsive and problem gambling plan of Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP on file with the Director, OCPG. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2018-021 12/31/2018 1.Transcript of interview, interrogatories, videos conducted with Mt. Airy employees, patrons named in "patron complaint" filed by Mr. Ruben M. Collazo entitled "The Village People." 2. Specifically, employee slot attendant Anthony J. Scalzo patron as "Tina the mayor of the village people;" patron named Kathleen Stay; patron identified as "Fluffy" by slot attendant Anthony J. Scalzo; hostess assigned to take slot machines "Out of Service" by Mt. Airy at the request of patron further identified as Tina "the Mayor of the Village People." 3. The number and names of individuals evicted from Mt. Airy as a result of the above mentioned complaint. 4. the number and names of patrons who have been identified by employees of Mt. Airy as having a gambling or drinking problem pursuant to Appendix 33 "Details of Mt. Airy Resort and Casino's Compulsive and Problem Gambling Plan." 5. The number and names of individuals or convicted felons, who have been evicted or excluded by the PGCB pursuant to §511a.3(a)(4)(ix):"Persons who have performed an act or have a notorious or unsavory reputation that would adversely affect public confidence and trust in gaming, including, being identified with criminal activities in published reports of various Federal and State legislative and executive bodies that have inquired into criminal or organized criminal activities." Denied Information is confidential and didn’t ask for specific records.

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