July 13th, 2016


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves $30,000 In Fines

HARRISBURG, PA:   The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $30,000 against two casino operators for various violations.

The fines were the result of Board approvals of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and:

·         Chester Downs and Marina, LLC., operator of the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Delaware County, which was fined $20,000 for violations of its internal controls; and

·         Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, LP, operator of the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Montgomery County, which was fined $10,000 for an underage gaming violation.


The fine of $20,000 against Chester Downs and Marina, LLC. resulted from allowing its personnel at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino to follow procedures for jackpot and credit meter payouts that had not been submitted to or approved by the PGCB.

Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, LP was assessed a $10,000 fine for permitting an 18-year-old female to access the casino floor and consume alcohol.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2016 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 annually generates more than $1.4 billion 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 casino gaming industry can be found at You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.