The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Panel (PGCB) has issued fines of $284,000 to three license holders. The PGCB approved six approval contracts on Wednesday between the license holders and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel. It also approved a couple of non-monetary enforcements.
Boyd Video gaming Corporation got a $150,000 fine for failing to disclose all relevant realities regarding the reasons behind the surrendering of a principal’s license last year. This impacted the capability of the PGCB to make a viability decision. Boyd Video gaming has licenses in the state to operate sportsbooks, online casinos, and land-based casinos.
The person likewise got drunk and caused damage to cars in the parking garage while driving.
Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association runs the Penn National Racecourse’s Hollywood Gambling establishment. It received two fines totaling $120,000. A $70,000 penalty enabled a self-excluded individual to take part in video gaming at the facility. The individual also got drunk and inflicted damage on cars in the parking garage while driving.
The other charge was $50,000 and related to the operator’s failure to “prevent circumvention of licensing requirements.” 2 former staff members were directing payments to providers so these businesses might make deceptive PGCB disclosures and pay lower license charges. This resulted in the “under category of gaming company and lower license applications charges” infraction.
The Valley Forge Gambling establishment Resort operator Valley Forge Convention Center Partners LLC got a $14,000 fine to allow a 20-year-old guy to go into the casino floor and play table video games.
A few other license holders went through scrutiny from the PGCB on Wednesday. Rivers Casino Philadelphia operator Sugarhouse HSP Video gaming, LP did not get a financial fine from the PGCB. Still, it does have to execute additional monitoring and security protocols after two kids were left unattended in a parked automobile in the home’s parking lot last year.
Both Pit Stop Travel Plaza, Inc. and Snow Shoe Travel Plaza also prevented fines. Instead, they need to give up two video gaming terminal facility licenses and two principal licenses after discovering not adhering to specific licensing requirements.
This most recent virtual PGCB conference was readily available for the public to stream online. In addition to releasing the fines and enforcements, the PGCB likewise approved several requests for operators at the conference.
gave the green light to Harrah’s Philadelphia to minimize its overall number of slots
It okayed Harrah’s Philadelphia to minimize its overall number of slots to 1,700 from 2,263. The casino believes that the more significant number is no longer ideal with increasing competitors, and the decrease will likewise help it enforce better social distancing. It does not expect any loss in staff or revenue by eliminating some older and underused slots.
The PGCB likewise awarded table games accredit to the Hollywood York mini-casino. This Penn National Gaming-operated home is set to open in early August and prepares to use 24 table games, a 500 fruit machine, and a Barstool sportsbook.
The next PGCB conference will occur on July 14. In advance of the meeting, it will reveal whether or not it will happen essentially or at the PGCB Public Hearing Space at the Strawberry Square Complex in Harrisburg.
The role of the PGCB is to manage all betting operations at the 14 land-based properties in the state, in addition to online casinos, online and retail sports betting, online dream sports, and video gaming terminals at truck stops. Betting is big business in Pennsylvania– the state expects to receive over $1.8 bn worth of tax revenue this year from managed gaming activities.