The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has approved two penalties worth $37,500.
SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP, operator of the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, has been fined for $30,000. Global Innovative Gaming LLC, a Gaming Related Service Provider based in Lehigh County, has been slapped a penalty of $7,500.
SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP has been fined because of two separate incidents in which the casino dealt poker games that had not been authorised by the PGCB.
Global Innovative Gaming, LLC, was punished for its failure to immediately notify the PGCB of a change in ownership.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at six locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.
The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ nearly 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.
Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board