The Philadelphia state regulators have imposed a fine of $17,500 on SugarHouse casino for serving 17 free drinks to a gambler over an eight-hour period.
According to the officials, the patron was playing Pai Gow, a table game with Chinese tiles similar to blackjack, and he was visibly intoxicated while gambling.
As per the casino’s consent agreement with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, it wasn’t until the gambler couldn’t hold up his head anymore that a supervisor stopped him from getting more drinks and summoned security.
An altercation occurred as the patron was evicted from the casino, and he was arrested for public drunkenness. SugarHouse agreed to retrain and discipline the beverage servers in addition to the fine.