December 10th, 2009


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Australian Slot Machine Manufacturer Fined $13,200 For Failing To Submit A Timely Renewal Application

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a consent agreement that assesses an Australian slot machine manufacturer a fine of $13,200 for failing to file a timely renewal application for its manufacturer license.

Ainsworth Gaming Technology Limited of Sydney was granted a license on August 27, 2008 to manufacture slot machines for use in Pennsylvania casinos. Under the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, a holder of a manufacturer license is required to apply for renewal six months prior to the expiration of its current license. However, Ainsworth did not file its renewal application until May 5, 2009, 66 days after the application due date of February 27, 2009.

The consent agreement was approved by the Board at its December 9, 2009 meeting. The fine of $13,200 represents $200 per day for each day the application was late.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has general and sole regulatory authority over the conduct of gaming or related activities in the Commonwealth, including the authorization, acquisition and operation of slot machines. The Board can levy fines or other sanctions against an applicant, licensed entity or other licensee, permittee or employee of the Board who possesses, uses, sells or offers for sale any device, equipment or material.

Information about the Gaming Control Board and its role in the oversight of legalized slot machine gaming in the Commonwealth is available at its web site at The site also provides links with information about the state’s gaming casinos, assistance for those who may have a compulsive gambling problem, calendars and transcripts of meetings and hearings, and an online request form to request a speaker from the PGCB for their organization.

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