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Pennsylvania gambling regulator fines 4 firms $60k
The Pennsylvanian gambling regulator has recently fined three operators and one provider a combined 60 thousand dollars for a few violations.
The four companies in question are Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Downs Racing, Unibet Interactive, and Evolution.
The largest share of the 60 thousand dollar total went to the first firm, MTRA, which got a 45 thousand dollar penalty for letting several people who were registered with the state’s self-exclusion program to gamble at its online wagering brand, Barstool Sportsbook.
Downs Racing and Unibet were fined jointly for failing to temporarily block a player’s account after they had requested the suspension. The player in question asked for a 90-day self-exclusion period, however, they were allowed to continue playing for over 20 days. The two companies were fined 7500 dollars.
The last company in the state’s latest enforcement action was developer Evolution, which was fined 7500 dollars for having an unlicensed employee in one of its live dealer studios.
However, this latest announcement from Pennsylvania’s gambling regulator does not conclude here, as the authority also levied penalties against two players in the form of a statewide ban from all local gambling and wagering establishments. The two patrons were found to have left their young children unattended in their vehicles while they went to gamble for prolonged periods.
The gambling control board added to its statement that these actions are intended to be a reminder to parents and caretakers to never leave young children unattended in their vehicles to gamble, as it is a dangerous environment and could cause harm to minors. Moreover, the regulator mentioned that since 2022 it has been informed of over 330 similar cases involving over 500 children, all of which result in statewide bans from all local gambling establishments.