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PA Gaming Control Board Levies Fines Totaling $105,000

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines totaling $105,000 against two casino operators.

The fines were the result of Board approvals at its public meeting of consent agreements between the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and:

  • Holdings Acquisitions, Co., LP, operator of the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, a fine of $90,000 for underage gaming; and,
  • Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP, operator of SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, a $15,000 fine for an intoxicated patron incident.

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The fine of $90,000 levied against Holdings Acquisitions, Co., LP stemmed from 7 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor:

  1. A 17-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor and wagered at slot machines;
  2. A 20-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at slot machines, and was served alcohol;
  3. A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at table games, and was served alcohol;
  4. A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at table games, and was served alcohol;
  5. A 20-year-old male gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at table games, and was served alcohol;
  6. A 20-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at both slot machines and table games, and was served alcohol; and,
  7. A 20-year-old female gained access onto the gaming floor, wagered at slot machines, and was served alcohol.

The fine of $15,000 against Sugarhouse HSP Gaming, LP stemmed from a failure to properly monitor the serving of complimentary alcoholic drinks to a patron which permitted the patron to game in an intoxicated state and cause multiple disturbances at the casino.

The next regular meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of the Strawberry Square Complex in Harrisburg.

 

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 eight 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 over 16,000 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.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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Spelinspektionen Blocks Relaunch of Ninja Casino in Sweden

Niji Narayan

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Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has blocked the relaunch of Ninja Casino in Sweden.

An application was submitted to Spelinspektionen following a license transfer by the owners of Ninja Casino to another company, who already had a license granted.

However, following “serious violations” of gambling laws in Sweden, the regulator deemed it “highly inappropriate” that such re-launch attempt had taken place between Global Gaming and Viral Interactive.

“[It was] highly inappropriate that Viral Interactive Ltd has chosen a collaboration involving two players who have committed serious violations,” Spelinspektionen said.

Following the rejection, the gambling authority stated that Viral Interactive and Global Gaming’s running of Ninja Casino did not meet gaming operation requirements to ensure “controlled and security assured forms.”

“It is noteworthy that the Swedish Gambling Authority, after almost five months of deliberation, chooses to reject Viral Interactive’s application to add Ninjacasino.se. Viral Interactive cannot in any way be regarded as a party in the legal procedure currently in place between SafeEnt and the Swedish Gambling Authority and cannot be held responsible for any marketing previously conducted by Elec Games,” Tobias Fagerlund of Global Gaming said.

“It is obvious to me that there is a lot of prestige in the Swedish Gambling Authority’s decision and that the Swedish Gambling Authority continues to make questionable decisions which in our opinion lack clear support in the legislation,” Tobias Fagerlund added.

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Stakelogic Receives ISO 27001 Certification

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Stakelogic has received ISO 27001 certification for its best-practice information security management systems.

To receive the accreditation, Stakelogic was subjected to an independent, expert assessment of its data protection practices and procedures which were found to meet the gold standards set by the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

The accreditation means that operators that integrate Stakelogic’s games, and the players that play them, can be certain that the popular developer’s information security management systems are among the most secure in the industry.

“We are very proud to have secured ISO 27001 accreditation as it is the formalisation of our excellent policies and procedures on data security management. The accreditation means that operators and players can be certain that any information that passes through our systems is being protected to the highest possible standards. We believe this marks us out as one of the most reputable developers in the industry,” Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Stakelogic, said.

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Two Members of Bulgaria’s Gambling Commission Face Organised Crime Charges

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A current and former member of Bulgaria’s Gambling Commission have been charged with involvement in an organised crime group allegedly headed by Vassil Bozhkov.

Plamen Georgiev was a member of the commission at the time that it was headed by Ognemir Mitev, who is reported to be among those taken into custody in a succession of prosecutors’ raids on the commission. Todor Markov has headed the control activities department since 2019.

The Specialised Criminal Court declined an application by prosecutors to remand Georgiev and Markov in custody, and ordered them into house arrest. The court ordered Georgiev and Markov not to contact officials at the Gambling Commission so as not to influence the investigation.

Reports quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying that, including Bozhkov, eight people had been the subject of criminal charges so far. Twenty-five witnesses have been questioned in the investigation into Bozhkov’s alleged organised crime group.

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