Pennsylvania issues $17,500 in casino penalties
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has revealed that it has issued fines up to $17,500 to three operators in the state which hold licences from the PGCB, which includes Parx Casino operator Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment.
Two out of the three penalties concern the theft of VGTs, with the last one concerning Greenwood Gaming and was issued for permitting the use of unapproved online games.
The VGT thefts received a $7,500 fine, which was imposed against Second Street Gaming, LLC with an additional $5,000 being issued to Love’s Travel Stops & County Stores after an incident in August of last year where $3,202.81 in cash and cash equivalents was stolen.
During this occurrence, a patron in the establishment who has now been arrested was present in the area of the video gaming station of the Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville for more than three hours at a time, where he acquired access to the VGT’s cash box without being detected on video.
The Greenwood fine was handed out because of an incident where two interactive slot machine games where accidentally situated into production from a test area, by a GAN employee. The deployment of these machines indicated that the clients could play the games online before it was even allowed by the PGCB.
The regulator reported last week a year-on-year increase of 162.7% in gambling revenue in Pennsylvania.