November 18th, 2015


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino Fined By PA Gaming Control Board

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved fines totaling $22,500 against Chester Downs and Marina, LLC, operator of the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack in Delaware County.

The fines were for two separate matters and the result of the approvals of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Chester Downs and Marina, LLC:

·         a $15,000 fine for failing to properly address automatic shuffler error lights and failing to count the cards of a deck in use at a blackjack table following a jam of that shuffler on March 7, 2015.

·         a $7,500 fine for allowing an employee to work at the casino between March and May 2015  even though the employee did not have a valid gaming license from the PGCB.


The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 9, 2015 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 and is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. There are 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 17,000 people and generate an average of $3.7 million per day in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners with additional tax revenue going to the horse racing industry, economic development projects, fire companies, county fairs, water and sewer projects, the Commonwealth’s General Fund, and to local governments that host casinos.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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