Fines of $25,000 and $15,000, were levied against Mount Airy Casino Resort and SugarHouse Casino, respectively, by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) for violations, according to a recent press release by the agency.
At a public meeting of consent agreements between the two Pennsylvania casinos and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel, the $25,000 fine was assessed to the Mount Airy Casino in Monroe County for allowing a patron who was visibly intoxicated to continue to game, while SugarHouse in Philadelphia was fined $15,000 for conducting improper credit promotions.
According to the news release, casino personnel at Mount Airy continued to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated patron, who over a nine hour period was served 27 drinks. Eighteen of the 27 drinks were reportedly served to the individual “after he showed signs consistent with intoxication” while engaging in slot play at the casino’s bar-top gaming machines.
SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP’s $15,000 fine resulted from a pair of credit promotions at the casino that were conducted without properly notifying the PGCB, according to the release. In one of the two credit promotions, personnel at SugarHouse failed to provide promotion rules within the allotted two business days from the start of the promotion as required by the regulations. In the other case, that information was never provided by the casino to the PGCB.
In other casino news in the state, the Pensylvania Supreme Court recently voted to give legislators until May 26th to come up with a new levy for slot machines.