PGCB imposes a fine of $48k on two operators
The PGCB has recently fined two operators nearly 50 thousand dollars.
The two companies that were ordered to pay fines were SportsHub PA and Chester Downs and Marina, the latter of which is a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment and operates the Harrah’s gambling establishment in Philadelphia.
The latter company was issued a 13 thousand dollar fine for a change in the control of its Pennsylvania gambling license that was not approved by the state’s regulator. The other operator, on the other hand, was fined 35 thousand dollars for allowing under-21 patrons to enter its gambling venue and start placing wagers, which is not allowed in the state.
Furthermore, along with the announcement of its latest penalties, the PGCB also reported banning seven people from the state’s gambling establishments as part of its “Don’t gamble with kids” initiative, which has encountered more than 370 cases of adults leaving children in their vehicles to gamble since the end of 2021.
In one of the latest aforementioned cases, two adults left a 14-month-old in the parking area of a gambling establishment to enter its offices. The 14-minute visit resulted in the two being added to Pennsylvania’s involuntary exclusion list and getting their employment at that casino terminated.