FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1st, 2018

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Five Fines Levied By the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $115,500

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $115,500 against three casinos and one gaming equipment manufacturer for various 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:

  • Chester Downs and Marina, LLC, operator of Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Delaware County, two fines totaling $40,000 for table game and slot machine violations;
  • Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie County, a $45,000 fine for underage gaming incidents;
  • Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., operator of Parx Casino in Bucks County, a $22,500 fine for slot machine violations; and,
  • Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc., a Table Game Manufacturer licensee, an $8,000 fine for failure to timely file audited financial statements.

DETAILS

The first consent agreement approved by the Board against Chester Downs and Marina, LLC resulted in $30,000 for allowing the operation of slot machines that were not compliant with regulations. These issues were uncovered by one of the Board’s Technical Field Representatives.

The second fine levied against Chester Downs and Marina, LLC was for $10,000 and was the result of an audit by the Board’s Bureau of Casino Compliance which found errors in Roulette Chip Discrepancy Logs, along with omissions in the filing of other related forms.

Presque Isle Downs, Inc.’s $45,000 fine stemmed from five incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor:

·         A 19-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor and consumed an alcoholic beverage;

·         An 18-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;

·         A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;

·         A 19-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines, and,

·         A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games.

The $22,500 fine levied against Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. stemmed from three instances in which progressive slot machines were put into play without being tested and approved by the Board’s Technical Field Representative.

Finally, Genesis Gaming Solutions, Inc., an approved Table Games Manufacturer based in Texas, was fined $8,000 after failing to meet submission deadlines of its annually-required audited financial statements to the Board for three consecutive years.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of the Strawberry Square Complex in Harrisburg. 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, along with oversight of new gaming initiatives created through amendments to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act recently approved by the signing of Act 42 of 2017.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $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.

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