PA Gaming Control Board Approved Three Fines Totaling $32,500
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) today approved three consent agreements presented by the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel leading to fines for each of the below listed entities.
The consent agreements approved today are as follows:
- CPC Bucks County, LLC, d/b/a/ Chickie’s and Pete’s, a fine of $17,500 for overservice of alcohol to patrons;
- Stadium Casino Westmoreland, LLC, operator of Live! Casino Pittsburgh, a fine of $7,500 for a self-exclusion violation;
- TDN Money Systems, Inc., a fine of $7,500 for failure to notify the Board of a change of control of the company.
CDC Bucks County, LLC operates a Chickie’s and Pete’s restaurant at Parx Casino in Bensalem. The $17,500 fine stemmed from three incidents involving six patrons who were overserved alcohol at the restaurant leading to visible intoxication of each of the individuals.
The incident that led to a fine of $7,500 against Stadium Casino Westmoreland, LLC involved a Self-Excluded individual who was able to gamble at table games and receive a cash advance at the company’s Live! Pittsburgh Casino facility. Pursuant to PGCB regulations, a casino must identify self-excluded patrons and refuse gaming privileges and other gaming-related activities such as the cashing of checks or cash advances.
Finally, a $7,500 fine was levied against TDN Money Systems, Inc., designated by the Board as a Manufacturer Designee, because it failed to timely provide the Board with a change of control notification when the wholly-owned company was divested to two other licensed individuals.
Copies of the approved Consent Agreements offering more detail on each of the matters are available upon request through the PGCB’s Office of Communications.
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022 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 gambling involving 16 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.
The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and three mini-casinos (Category 4). Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to two additional Category 4 casinos. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming is expected to generate over $2 billion in tax revenue during the 2021/2022 State Fiscal Year.
Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.