After penalizing a pair of casinos to the combined tune of $160,000 last month, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has now announced that it used its most recent monthly get-together to levy a fine of $50,000 against Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Disciplined for ‘intoxicated patron incidents’:

According to an official Wednesday press release, the eastern state’s gaming regulator stated that the most recent penalty related to two ‘intoxicated patron incidents’ that took place inside the Luzerne County facility in September and October of last year.

The seven-member Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board explained that it instituted the financial penalty along with a $2,500 administrative fee after the venue’s operator, Downs Racing LP, had inked a consent agreement with its Office of Enforcement Counsel for failing ‘to prevent the serving of alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons’ and allowing such customers to subsequently participate in ‘gaming activities.’

Infractions detailed:

The Pennsylvania gaming regulator declared that the first violation inside the facility located on a 400-acre site just outside of the city of Wilkes-Barre related to a September 11, 2017, incident in which a female patron had been served twelve drinks in less than six hours while playing at a Spanish 21 table.

Read the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s statement…

“After being served an alcoholic drink at 10:08pm, the guest was discovered by Mohegan Sun Pocono staff being combative and vomiting in the Mohegan Sun Pocono restroom. Mohegan Sun Pocono security helped the guest into a wheelchair and took her to her hotel room.”

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board proclaimed that the second infraction had involved a male patron being served some 20 alcoholic beverages over the course of eleven hours on October 28, 2017. The regulator charged that this customer was still able to procure drinks despite being intoxication and even falling asleep while enjoying the venue’s slots.

Read the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s statement…

“The patron was again found asleep at a slot machine at 1:52am by a slot attendant. Alcohol service was then cut off and then the patron was escorted to his hotel room by Mohegan Sun Pocono security.”

Operator has changed policies:

Downs Racing LP is a vehicle of the Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment enterprise of Connecticut’s federally-recognized Mohegan Tribe and has operated Mohegan Sun Pocono since November of 2005. In accepting the penalty, it explained that it has since made changes to its drinks policies and no longer permits ‘an inebriated customer to be left on-premise without supervision unless given medical clearance.’