The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has slapped a fine of $100,000 on MGM’s Springfield casino. The gambling regulator had found 22 cases where minors were allowed on the gaming floor at the venue. The cases were recorded in the first two months of the after the operations began at MGM’s only casino resort in the state.
An initial inquiry found that there were additional cases of underage minors being allowed at the gaming floor between Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, 2018. MGM Springfield began operation in August of 2018.
The fine was announced after a meeting on Thursday. The gambling operator has agreed to pay the fine and would not appeal.
The gambling commission also warned MGM Springfield urging them to be careful about the regulations and not allow underage inside the gambling facility.
MGM Springfields representatives have said that they are committed to keeping minors away from the casino floor. They said that they have also placed warning signs for minors.
MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis said that they have a “zero tolerance” policy for minors being on the gambling floor.
Recently MGM was also in talks with Wynn resorts to purchase the Encore Boston Harbor casino. However, the company officials have said that they are no longer pursuing the deal because of stakeholders’ concerns and also because the gambling laws in the state allow only one casino license to an operator and MGM is already operating the Springfield casino.