Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a series of fines totaling $284, as well as two non-pecuniary criminal actions against numerous license holders for a series of infringements.
Boyd Gaming, Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, Partners of the Valley Forge Convention Center and Sugarhouse Gaming , except Snow Shoe Travel Plaza and Pit Stop Travel Plaza were those in the line of fire of the Keystone State regulator.
The former received the largest of the penalty fees, with a $150,000 fine resulting from failure to properly notify PGCB of all material facts about the reasons for the surrender of the principal's license in 2020, making it difficult for the board to determine suitability. Boyd Gaming is licensed in Pennsylvania to operate casinos, gambling and sports betting.
Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing, which is leading Hollywood Casino on Penn National Race Course
, received two fines with a total value of $70.04.
The first, for $70,000, resulted from a person who was on the PGCB self-exclusion list, accessing the on-site game room and administering alcohol that intoxicated and subsequently damaged the vehicles
A $50,000 fine was imposed due to incidents where two employees, both since their employment termination, knowingly directed payments to gambling service providers, resulting in inaccurate disclosure of information to PGCB and its lower payment licensing office needed to classify certain its suppliers. This has led to "sub-classification" of gambling service providers and lower royalties.
Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, operator Valley Forge Casino Resort , received a $20,000 penalty fee for allowing a 20-year-old to enter the casino floor and play table games.
SugarHouse that runs Rivers Casino Philadelphia
, was not mandated, but was authorized to implement additional security and surveillance requirements after an individual had left two children in a vehicle parked in the property's parking lot.
Snow Shoe Travel Plaza and Pit Stop Travel Plaza were also denied a mandate, but issued two Licenses to establish a video game terminal and two major licenses for failing to comply with different licensing requirements.