FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 19th, 2018

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

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Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Fines Levied By the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Totaling $210,000

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines today totaling $210,000 against two casinos for underage gaming 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:

  • Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, a fine of $170,000; and
  • Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County, a $40,000 fine.

DETAILS

 

The consent agreement approved by the Board against Mount Airy #1, LLCresulted in $170,000 fine for 17 incidents dating back to the start of 2016 in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor:

  • A 17-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;
  • A 19-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access, on four occasions in a two-day period, onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and table games and was served alcohol;

·         A 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old female gained access together onto the gaming floor in which the male wagered at table games;

  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and table games;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and was served alcohol;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access on three occasions in a two-day period onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games, was issued a player’s club card and was served alcohol;
  • Two 20-year-olds, a male and female, together gained access, on two occasions in a two-day period, onto the gaming floor, wagered at table games and cashed out at the cage with the male underager served alcohol;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;
  • A 20-year-old female gained access, on two occasions in a two-day period, onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and table games and was served alcohol;
  • A 19-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at a hybrid table game;
  • A 20-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games;
  • A 20-year-old female gained access, on two occasions in a single day period, onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and table games and was served alcohol;
  • A 12-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines and table games, cashed out at the cage and was served alcohol;
  • An 18-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor on four occasions, wagered at slot machines and was served alcohol; and,
  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at table games.

 

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, LLC’s $40,000 fine stemmed from four incidents from in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor:

  • A 19-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at slot machines and was served alcohol;
  • A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at slot machines and was served alcohol;
  • A 20-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor on three occasions, was issued a player’s club card and cashed out at the cage; and,
  • A 17-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor.

 

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 9, 2019 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. To date, the PGCB regulates the play within the Commonwealth of Fantasy Sports Contests along with three casino operators offering Sports Wagering. Additional new gaming initiatives are expected to launch in the coming months.

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.