Parx Casino Fined $15,000 By the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
HARRISBURG, PA: Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., operator of the Parx Casino in Bucks County, agreed to a fine of $15,000 for conducting business with two Gaming Service Providers who were on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's prohibited vendor list.
The fine was the result of today's Board approval of a consent agreement between the PGCB's Office of Enforcement Counsel and the casino license holder.
Emerson Network Power had been placed on the Board's Prohibited Gaming Service Providers List in 2009. Greenwood Gaming and its affiliate Greenwood Racing, Inc., however, made disbursements from 2010 to 2012 to Emerson Network Power for services totaling $173,494.52.
Additionally, Greenwood Gaming made a disbursement in 2013 of $8,200 for services rendered by Belle Mead Hot Glass even though that firm had been placed on the Prohibited Gaming Service Providers List in 2011.
This was the second penalty against Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. for a violation pertaining to the use of a Gaming Service Provider who appears on the prohibited list. The first was assessed through a consent agreement in August 2012 and resulted in a $5,000 fine.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 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 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania's first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table games gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth's horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state's General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.
A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board's regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
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