Two Pennsylvania Licensees Fined By PGCB

Two licensees were fined a total of $17,500 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for the theft of video gaming terminals at a truck stop and an igaming certificate holder who enabled the deployment of unapproved online games.

The consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and the licence holders were approved by the board at the regulator’s public meeting.

Following the theft of $3,202.81 in cash and cash equivalents in August 2020, VGT terminal operator Second Street Gaming was fined $7,500, and VGT establishment licensee Love’s Travel Stops & County Stores was fined $5,000.

In the incident, a customer stayed in the video game area of the Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville for over three hours and gained access to the machine’s cash box without being seen by any of the licence holders.

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, the operator of the Parx Casino and an igaming certificate holder, received the third sanction.

This was caused by an employee of GAN, a Parx online casino affiliate, accidentally deploying two immersive slot machine games from a test environment into development.

According to the PGCB, this required the games to go “online,” allowing patrons to play them until regulatory approval to begin interactive games was released.