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Requests for Calendar Year 2019

Summary of Requests

Fiscal Year Requests Total Breakdown of Request Results
2019 28
  • Granted: 2
  • Granted/Denied in part: 16
  • Denied: 5
  • Withdrawn: 4
  • Appealed: 3
  • Other*: 1
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
2019-001 1/14/2019 Copies of public records from 2008 to 2012 re: 1. Any and all correspondence (email or non-electronic) between Gaming Laboratory International (GLI) and any state officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff; 2. logs of any meetings between employees of or lobbyists on behalf of GLI with any state officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff; and 3. logs and/or any information on travel to conferences or meetings with/or facilitated by GLI and any PA officials or employees, including PGCB's chairman, executive director, board members and any staff. Denied Not sufficiently specific.
2019-002 1/14/2019 Key employee applications of numerous individuals (6 applications); records from any regulatory actions taken by PGCB against Presque Isle or Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, including actions in response to any complaints filed by patrons of the casinos, from 9/1/13 to present; records from any regulatory actions taken by PGCB against Presque Isle or Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin resulting from any investigations, inspections or other inquiries initiated by the Commission - such as investigations related to underage gaming, underage consumption of alcohol, gaming integrity violations, employee licensing violations or revenue violations-from 9/1/13 to present. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential documents.
2019-003 1/14/2019 Any documentation, including emails and other correspondence, between any official at the PGCB, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Wind Creek Hospitality or the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama regarding a potential sale of the property to Windcreek Hospitality. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information. 
2019-004 2/7/2019 Investigation summaries, Consent Agreements, case reports, interview notes, sworn statements, internal memos, hearing transcripts and official letters relating to the fine issued to Mount Airy #1, LLC operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort, for $250,000 announced by the PGCB on or about February 6, 2019. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information
2019-005 2/15/2019 Investigation summaries, Consent Agreements, case reports, interview notes, sworn statements, internal memos, hearing transcripts and official letters relating to the Consent Agreement with Mount Airy #1, LLC operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort, that was approved by the Board on July 12, 2017. Also, the transcript and/or minutes of a Compliance Conference that was held with Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort, regarding alcohol service to patrons. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information
2019-006 2/21/2019 Reports and records submitted by Sugarhouse Casino of all poker room receipts from 1-1-2017 to 12-31-2018, including receipt and disposition of promotional portion thereof, including correspondence and audits of such funds by GCB. Electronic records preferred where available. Withdrawn  
2019-007 2/26/2019 Questions from Cumberland County pertaining to amendments to the Gaming Act; how it would effect it and whether there were funds available to it for Drug & Alcohol, prison, human service areas?” Withdrawn  
2019-008 3/18/2019 Rules submission and any amendments or changes thereto submitted by Sugarhouse Casino under PA GCB Reg. 601a.2. All reports by Sugarhouse Casino to PA GCB for all poker room revenues and he distribution and disbursement thereof, or compliance reports, audits or correspondence relating to funds collected and disbursed under PA GCB regulations 637a.15 and 637a.16. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2019-009 3/18/2019 Purchasing records from 2018-08-28 to current. The specific information requested from 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.
2019-010 4/24/19 Sands Bethworks LLC d/b/a Sands Casino Resort most recent GITCA (gaming industry tip compliance) agreement form that is offered in paper form to their employees. Other No records exist with the PGCB pertaining to requested information.
2019-011 4/19/19 Slot machine payout percentage that each PA casino reported to the PGCB for the last fiscal year available. Withdrawn  
2019-012 5/28/19 Detailed/completed copies of the most recently filed, and/or updated, Labor Organization Notification ("LON") forms for each of the Labor Organizations listed below: (23 listed) Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester except for confidential information.
2019-013 6/26/19 Documentation, including emails and other correspondence, between any official at the PGCB, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Wind Creek Hospitality or the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama regarding a potential sale of the property to Windcreek Hospitality. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-014 7/15/19 The entire investigation/case file with regard to the investigation and consent agreement between the OEC and Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association imposing a fine of $75,000 on Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association for their conduct as it related to an intoxicated person incident at Hollywood Casino on or about August 4, 2016. The Consent Agreement surrounding the incident was approved by the PGCB on or about December 13, 2017. Also requested any and all documents, videos, photographs, and/or audio recordings pertaining to said investigation. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-015 7/19/19 Most recent license renewal application submitted by SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP and Holdings Acquisition Co., LP. Also, the original iGaming Operator license application submitted by Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-016 7/24/19 Compensation formula paid to IGT for the video monitoring system; Actual annual revenue paid to IGT for each of the past 5 years; and a copy of the contract between IGT and the PGCB for the video monitoring system, and any addendums. Withdrawn  
2019-017 7/29/19 Investigation summaries, Consent Agreements, case reports, interview notes sworn statements, internal memos, hearing transcripts and official letters relating to 1514(c) "Discrimination prohibited -- Race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry or sex shall not be a reason for placing the name of any person upon a list under this section”. Denied Requester appealed – Appeal Denied
2019-018 7/30/19 Copies of the Suitability Report and financial Fitness Investigation Report drafted with respect to the PCI Gaming Authority, which in May 2019 received approval from the Board to purchase and operate Sands Casino in Bethlehem. Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-019 8/1/19 Certified copies or affidavits concerning procedures as disclaimer letters, such as players identification, information, etc., prohibited in regards of confidentiality. Asked whether Casinos are prohibited from disclosing documents prepared and filed in accordance with federal statue and regulations. Requested Public Audits, all Official Reports, Overpayments and Wrongly reported data Unlawful to take/claim with intent to defraud under the Gaming Act. Requested all Gaming Resolutions and Complaints, Remedies for all Misconduct. Asked how many complaints are filed against the Casino Rivers Casino located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Such as all complaints regarding employee theft, racial and/or minority claims, defamation, disciplinary reports Also, requested complaints of embezzlements pertaining to Rivers casino in Pittsburgh, PA where Rivers contacted the Gaming Board regarding all misconducts. Requested all complaints regarding certain named employees from Rivers Casino and asked who is responsible in reprimanding them. Requested the policies, directives, job descriptions “or other documents.” Denied Requester appealed – Appeal denied
2019-020 8/6/19 The number of investigations conducted by the BIE pursuant to Section 1514(c) "Discrimination prohibited--Race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry or sex shall not be a reason for placing the name of any person upon a list under this section.” Requested the numbers broken down by category pursuant to sections of the Gaming Act under 1514 and 1515. Denied Requester appealed – Appeal granted
2019-021 8/22/19 Records pertaining to the Rivers Casino d/b/a Holdings Acquisition Co. L.P., such as complaints against them. Records pertaining to them based on federal, state and regulations such as statistics, criminal charges against any employees or staff. Lawsuits awarded against them. Any and/or all records pertaining to Rivers Casino. All records in regard to any and/or all Commonwealth Agencies in PA. Records such as the chain of command from Board of Directors from top to bottom. Sought records from Commonwealth Agencies such as (Allyson v. Rivers Casino, Commonwealth v. Eisenberg). Also, records pertaining to PGCB in regards of Rivers Casino interactions. Dates, problems, statistics, complaints, training, terminations, bans, resignations from the year 2012 to the present. Official reports, public audits. Racial/Minority Complaints, Harassment resolutions. Thefts per year regarding employees and patrons. Credit card scams, and identity thefts. Denied Request not sufficiently specific.
2019-022 9/3/19 A copy of the background investigation and suitability report, or any other document reflecting the Board's decision to issue a conditional license-drafted in connection with Rush Street Interactive PA, LLC. Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-023 9/3/19 A copy of the original background investigation and suitability report issued for the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia (Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, L.P.) Granted in part/Denied in part Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted.
2019-024 9/3/19 A copy of the original background investigation and suitability report issued for the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh (Holdings Acquisition Co, LP). Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted
2019-025 9/10/19 Any and all copies (with appropriate redactions) of any and all applications submitted to the PA Gaming Control Board regarding casino operations, and/or any PA Gaming Control Board Slot Operator, Table Game Operator, and/or it's Management Company's Form of submission and/or application concerning Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP's (a/k/a HSP Gaming and n/k/a Rivers Casino) and its business operations located at 1001 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia PA 19125 - amended to "the initial application and the renewal application governing the date of 12/21/18". Granted in part/Denied in part. Responsive documents were sent to the requester. Confidential information was redacted
2019-026 9/10/19 Produce all exhibits referenced in the attached "Consent Agreement and Stipulation of Settlement in re Intoxicated Patron Incident, Referral #SH-E-0586653-18." Requested any and all documents, including filed pleadings or other docketed information, concerning Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP d/b/a/ Sugarhouse Casino Gaming Identification No. 1356 referral #SH-E-0586653-18". Granted Responsive documents were sent to the requester.
2019-027 9/24/19 Provide current list of all employees and subcontractors, position held, and current salary. Granted Responsive documents were provided to requester.
2019-028 9/24/19 Any and all purchasing records from 2019-03-13 to current. The specific information requested included: 1. Purchase order number or a comparable substitute 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. Confidential information was redacted.

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