PA Gaming Control Board Fines Harrah's Philadelphia Casino And Racetrack For Various Violations
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday levied fines totaling $22,500 for three regulatory violations against Chester Downs and Marina, LLC, operator of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Delaware County.
All of the fines were a result of Board-approved consent agreements between the casino operator and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel.
The consent agreements were for:
· $10,000 for allowing a deck of cards that contained a discrepancy to be used at a poker table on two occasions;
· $7,500 for failure to properly address automatic shuffler prompts which indicated a discrepancy in cards used at a blackjack table;
· $5,000 for failure to prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas on two occasions during a single day.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 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 12 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game 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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