MGC issues a $45k fine to MGM Springfield
The fine was issued to the operator for allowing patrons below the age of 21 to gamble at its Springfield establishment on several occasions. The penalty was given after an investigation was carried out by the MGC’s Investigation and Enforcement Bureau, which found out that the violations took place in the period between the months of June and December last year.
Many of the incidents in question were self-reported by the operator, which has also already agreed to pay the fine of 45 thousand dollars. Additionally, the MGC stated that MGM has been quite collaborative throughout the investigation process and has already implemented a number of steps, such as enhancing its employee training efforts and better separating the gambling floor from the rest of the resort, to ensure such incidents do not occur in the future.
The Senior Counsel of Enforcement at the MGC, Kathleen Kramer, remarked:
“We appreciate the fact that the operator reported several of its failures itself, cooperated with us throughout the investigation process, and has already started implementing enhanced protections for younger gamblers. We will keep monitoring MGM’s compliance levels, along with the effectiveness of its newly implemented systems aimed at reducing the chance of repeating violations.”
The regulated wagering market of Massachusetts launched a few months ago in February, ever since which it has been growing at a steady pace, with its regulated mobile wagering sector going live a bit later in March.