The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approved Casino Fines Totaling $29,500
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today levied fines totaling $29,500 against two casinos for violations.
The fines were the result of Board approvals at its public meeting of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and:
· Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of the Presque Isle Casino & Racetrack in Erie County, which was fined $15,000 for two instances of failing to prevent underage gambling; and,
· IOC-PA, LLC, management company for Woodlands Fayette, LLC which operates Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County, which was fined $14,500 for failure to timely file a Principle Renewal Application.
Presque Isle Downs, Inc. was fined for separate incidents in June and July of 2016 in which 18-year-old males were granted access to the gaming floor and subsequently gambled at slot machines.
The fine against IOC-PA, LLC stemmed from a failure to file an application for renewal of the Principal License of an Outside Director for Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. and IOC-PA, LLC. This individual initially obtained a Principal License in January 2013 which expired after three years. IOC-PA did not file for renewal of this license until July 2016 resulting in the individual performing their duties as an Outside Director for approximately six months without a valid license.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 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 smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ 18,000 people and annually generate 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 www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.