Pennsylvania gaming properties fined $17,500 for gaming violations
By Bob Garcia
Parx Casino’s owner and two other entities hit with fines by the PGCB
Last week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) was forced to issue fines totaling $17,500 to three of its licensees for breaking several of the state’s established rules. The first two fines were related to the theft of video gaming terminals (VGT) at a truck stop, while the third was for Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, operator of the Parx Casino. The latter was issued because, according to an investigation, the company allowed the deployment of online games that are not authorized to be launched.
One operator of VGTs in the state, Second Street Gaming, LLC received a $7,500 fine for the VGT thefts. The licensee of VGT Love’s Travel Stops & County Stores, on the other hand, was fined $5,000 in connection with an August theft last year. According to reports, a parking lot patron was able to steal large amounts of cash, spending more than three hours in the video gaming area of Loves Travel Stop in Mifflinville while he carried out his theft. He had unimpeded access to the VGT cash drawer and none of the licensees were able to capture the action on video. The unnamed individual has since been arrested.
The third fine, imposed on Greenwood, was for $5,000. It appears that two sets of slot machines were accidentally deployed by an employee of Parx Casino’s iGaming partner, GAN. As a result of this action, customers were able to play the games online without prior authorization from PGCB. While online gaming is legal in Pennsylvania, licenses must be in place for any solutions accessible by the public.