State gaming board levies $1.16 million in casino fines – News – The Intelligencer
Parx Casino and Valley Forge Casino Resort are among five casinos across the state levied with fines from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday.
Operators for Parx Casino and Valley Forge Casino Resort will have to pay fines of $35,000 and $32,000, respectively, for multiple violations of the state’s gaming law, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said.
The board announced the fines Wednesday, part of more than $1.16 million in fines levied against five casino operators across the state.
Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Inc. of Bensalem was fined $25,000 as a result of a 2017 incident where Parx Casino personnel served alcohol “to a visibly intoxicated” patron.
The release states Parx staff served 24 alcoholic drinks to the patron over a period of almost 10 hours.
Greenwood also received a $10,000 fine for permitting two employees to work “without being authorized or licensed” by the board.
Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, LP, of Montgomery County, was fined $20,000 for not appropriately distributing access vouchers for multiple events on the Upper Merion casino floor, and failure to track and record the voucher distribution.
“Additionally, the consent agreement for this fine asserts that Valley Forge Casino was not fully cooperative with the PGCB’s Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement in its investigative work in this matter,” the release states.
A second $12,000 fine against Valley Forge stemmed from a violation in April when casino staff gave a “player’s club card” to a 19-year-old man, allowed him on to the floor to gamble and served him alcohol, the release states.
Other casino operators fined include:
Two fines to Downs Racing LP, operator of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Luzerne County, totaling $1 million for multiple violations.
Three fines to Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County, totaling $90,000 for multiple violations
One fine to Mount Airy #1 LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Munroe County, of $10,000 for table game violations.
More information is available at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.