PA Gambling Regulator Fines Rivers Casino For Allowing Underage Betting

PA Gambling Regulator Fines Rivers Casino For Allowing Underage Betting

Pennsylvania gambling regulator has slapped the Rivers casino operator after it was found to have violated the gambling regulations in the state.

The state’s gambling watchdog, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) imposed a fine of on $60,000 Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, the company that operates the Rivers Casino Philadelphia. The gambling operator was found to have violated the restriction to allow underage betting multiple times at the gambling facility.

Upon an investigation launched by the gambling regulator, it was found that there were three instances in which the underage bettors – under the age of 21 – were allowed to access the gaming floor at the Rivers casino. The underage were also allowed to place wagers at the gambling facility.

It was found that a 20 year old female and two 20 year old males were allowed to access to the gaming floor. They also wagered and had been served alcohol.

The fine was announced after the gaming board approved them following a meeting between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Council and Sugarhouse HSP Gaming.

The PGCB issued fines totaling $120,000 to two casino operators in October for underage gaming violations and allowing employees to work with expired gaming licenses.

PA Gaming Board Strict Against Violations

Earlier in October the PGCB had fined Downs Racing, Washington Trotting Association, operator $110,000 and $10,000 respectively. The two operators were fined for allowing underage gambling and also allowing employees with expired licenses to work at the gambling facility.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board upon investigation found that Mohegan Sun did not comply with the minimum security staffing requirement which is a violation of its licensing terms.

While Downs Racing operates Mohegan Sun Pocono, Washington Trotting Association operates Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

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