March 6th, 2019


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Control Board Levies Fines Totaling $37,500

HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved two fines today totaling $37,500.

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

  • SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP, operator of the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, a fine of $30,000; and
  • Global Innovative Gaming, LLC, a Gaming Related Service Provider based in Lehigh County, a $7,500 fine.



The fine levied against SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LPstemmed from two separate incidents in which the casino dealt poker games that had not been authorized by the PGCB.

The fine >against Global Innovative Gaming, LLC, was levied against the firm for its failure to immediately notify the PGCB of a change in ownership.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 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, including sports wagering offered currently at six locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.

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 nearly 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 Pennsylvania homeowners.

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