The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released the latest wave of financial penalties, with the regulator fouling two of the state-based casino establishments.
Coming as a result of six incidents at the premises of Mohegan Sun Pocono and Meadows Racetrack and Casino, the fines follow board approvals at a public consent meeting between the Enforcement Counsel Office of PGCB and those concerned.
Downs Racing, Luzerne County’s Mohegan Sun Pocono owner, is the first under the microscope, with a fine of $110,000 resulting from four incidents involving underage gambling violations.
First, a 17-year-old male gained entry to the gaming floor before wagering on slot machines and trying to do so in a table game before an 18-year-old female gained access to slot machines in the same area as well. A 19-year-old male gained entry to the gaming floor and wagered at table games followed this.
The final case saw a 19-year-old woman visiting the gaming floor for seven consecutive days as well as issuing a players card, wagering on slot machines and table games, and buying alcohol and cashing out in the cage as well.
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino owner in Washington County, Washington Trotting Association, has been given a $10,000 fine to require employees to work with expired gaming licences.
This was a direct result of two incidents in which casino employees were allowed to work after the expiry of their gaming licences and without the board’s required permission.