The PGCB issues $48,000 in fines 

by Pride
Published 30/06/2023

The last Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board public meeting saw two gaming organizations being levied fines amounting to $48,000. 

Key takeaways:

  • The PGCB issues $48,000 in fines 
  • Violations were at a casino and fantasy sports contest licensee
  • One operator was fined $35,000

In a public meeting held on the 28th of July, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved consent agreements by the Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) regarding violations by two gaming operators. 

One operator was fined $35,000

In the first case, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack operator Chester Downs and Marina, LLC, was fined $35,000 for allowing underage gambling. Evidence provided by the OEC showed that Harrahs “allowed individuals under the age of 21 years to gain access to the gaming floor and gamble.”

SportsHub PA. LLC was also fined $13,000 for failing to seek the Board’s approval before the change of control of its license.  

The next public meeting is scheduled for the 26th of July, 2023, at 10 a.m.

About the PGCB 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board oversees all issues related to gambling in PA. This involves online casinos, 17 land-based casinos, retail and online sportsbooks, and video gaming terminals. 

Apart from ensuring regulated entities are operating by the book, the board is also mandated to ban individuals that fail to gamble responsibly, thereby putting themselves or others in harm’s way.