Three Gaming Businesses Fined Over $70K by Pennsylvania Regulators
Posted on: October 23, 2023, 08:02h.
Last updated on: October 23, 2023, 08:02h.
Three gaming businesses in Pennsylvania have been hit with fines totaling $73,075 by state regulators for violations. These penalties were announced last Wednesday after consent agreements were reached between the regulators and the companies.
Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Stadium Casino Westmoreland RE, the operator of Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Hempfield Township, has been fined $30,000 in total. The first fine of $20,000 was imposed because two women who were on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s self-exclusion list were allowed to gamble on the casino floor. One woman spent over seven hours playing before she was noticed and removed on February 20, according to TribLive.com. The second woman was on the casino floor for about five minutes on March 11, 2022.
Additionally, Live! Casino Pittsburgh received a $10,000 fine when a 20-year-old man played a slot machine for approximately seven minutes on November 12. The underage player went unnoticed initially due to a distraction caused by a person attempting to enter the casino floor without going through the checkpoint.
The violations by Live! Casino Pittsburgh highlight the seriousness of underage and compulsive gambling. Sean Sullivan, the casino’s general manager, acknowledged the gravity of the situation and stated, “We continually implement ongoing training and review our security procedures to ensure we’re providing a safe and entertaining experience for our guests.”
Since 2007, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued fines totaling $3.6 million for underage gambling violations in the state.
Last week, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores was fined $25,000 for failing to notify the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board about changes at its five video gaming terminal sites.
In addition, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., the operator of Parx Casino, was fined $18,075 for failing to file two license renewals on time.