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The PGCB issues $73,000 Fines to its Licensees for Social Responsibility Failings

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is stringent in its oversight of licensees. A recent audit by the board led to penalties totaling $73,075 for lapses in social responsibility.

Licensees Penalized

Three licensees under the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s purview share the $73,000 penalty. Live! Casino Pittsburgh faces the heaviest fine of $30,000. Owned by Stadium Casino Westmoreland Re, LLC, the casino was found to have admitted two players who had self-excluded and let individuals under the age of 21 play slots. This is seen as a major oversight in upholding social responsibility in the iGaming industry.

Parx Casino is another penalized party, incurring an $18,075 fine. The board identified that the casino did not timely file two license renewal requests. Given there were two missed filings, the fine is deemed appropriate.

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores received a $25,000 fine. Their transgression was neglecting to present an updated ownership structure relating to five VGT truck stop locations to the board.

These fines were declared during a public gathering where the board also gave the green light to four consent agreements. These agreements emerged from discussions between the OEC and the fined licensees.

Other Notable Announcements by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Beyond these penalties, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board made another significant declaration. They’ve renewed the license for River Casino Philadelphia. This renewal enables Sugerhouse Gaming to operate the casino for another five years. This decision was influenced heavily by the impressive revenue of nearly $4.5 billion that the casino amassed since its establishment in 2021 under this entity. The green light for this renewal came after the operator provided all necessary information. In 2022, a public hearing took place in Philadelphia, where the casino is based. Here, the company’s representatives provided evidence of their operations since their last license renewal. Public feedback on the casino’s community influence was also heard during this session.

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