The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday approved three consent agreements during a public meeting resulting in $280,825 in fines for two gaming operators.
Two approved consent agreements, producing fines of $160,000 and $100,825, stemmed from negotiations between the Office of Enforcement Counsel and Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County. The third fine of $20,000 resulted from negotiations between the OEC and Pilot Travel Centers and PJF Southeast, operator of two Video Gaming Terminal establishments.
The $160,000 fine against Mount Airy was due to result of three instances of individuals under the legal gambling age of 21 gaining access to, and gambling on, the casino floor:
- An 18-year-old male gambled at two slot machines
- An 11-year-old female gambled at 10 different slot machines while both parents were present and cashed two vouchers
- Two 13-year-old females who gambled at slot machines with their mother
The $100,825 fine stemmed from the failure of Mount Airy to timely file 32 corporate or individual renewal applications by statutorily mandated due dates. The failure to gain re-licensing of one individual led to the failure to meet a mandated condition connected to Mount Airy’s slot machine license.
The $20,000 fine levied against Pilot Travel Center and PFJ Southeast was due to the failure of notifying the PGCB of a change in control of its VGT Establishment’s license and to have a principal owner licensed. The entity has two VGT Establishments both operating five machines.