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PA Gaming Control Board Levies $272,500 in Fines

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PA Gaming Control Board Levies Fines Totaling $242,500
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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines totaling $272,500 against two casinos.

 

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

  • Mount Airy #1, LLC, operator of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County, a fine of $250,000; and
  • Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie County, a $22,500 fine.

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The fine levied against Mount Airy #1, LLC was for $250,000 and stemmed from the casino’s failure to implement an alcoholic beverage tracking system in 2017 after publicly testifying to the Board that it would be installing and training personnel in the system within two weeks of that testimony. The failure to install the system, which is designed to track and limit the number of drinks served to a patron during a specific time period, came to light after a February 2018 incident in which a patron who had consumed alcohol and drove from the casino, struck and killed a pedestrian and was subsequently charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence.

The fine of $22,500 against Presque Isle Downs, Inc., was for table games violations. According to the consent agreement, both incidents involved the use of compromised decks, one at a Blackjack table and the other at a Poker table.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 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 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.

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.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey
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NetEnt has entered into an online casino supplier agreement with DraftKings for the regulated market in New Jersey (USA).

 

NetEnt is increasing its footprint in the regulated online gambling market in New Jersey and is very proud to announce a new agreement with fast-growing operator DraftKings. In the coming weeks, a large selection of NetEnt casino games will be launched and available to DraftKings players.

“We are very excited to have landed a deal with DraftKings. As the world-leader in fantasy sports, with a large player base, they will add a new dimension to the market and we are confident that their players will enjoy our popular games,” says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.

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GeoComply Receives Full Approval as a Sports Wagering Supplier in West Virginia

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GeoComply Receives Full Approval as a Sports Wagering Supplier in West Virginia
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GeoComply  announced that it has received full approval as a sports wagering supplier in West Virginia for its geolocation compliance solution. GeoComply was granted interim approval in 2018 prior to receiving full approval from the West Virginia Lottery, which regulates all forms of gaming and gambling in the state.

“Geolocation compliance technology is one of the cornerstones of online sports wagering and we’re really happy to have received full approval from the West Virginia Lottery,” says David Briggs, CEO of GeoComply Solutions. “With almost 60% of residents living close to the West Virginia border, it’s critically important to utilize accurate and reliable geolocation technology to ensure the state fully monetizes their potential sports wagering market. We’re excited to be joining our partners including William Hill, FanDuel, DraftKings and IGT who also received approval in order to move online sports wagering forward in West Virginia.”

About GeoComply Solutions:

GeoComply is a global leader in geolocation technology. Since launching in 2011, GeoComply has quickly become the iGaming industry’s trusted solution for reliable, secure, and accurate geolocation services. GeoComply currently supports regulated online casino, poker, sports betting, lottery, ADW, and DFS operators in 42 US states to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. For more information, please visit GeoComply.com

About The West Virginia Lottery:

The West Virginia Lottery regulates limited video lottery, sports wagering, video lottery and table games at the state’s four racetrack casinos and the Greenbrier Resort as well as selling more than 40 different instant games a year, offers the popular in-state online drawing games of Keno, Daily 3, Daily 4, and Cash 25, offers the Multi-State Lottery games of Powerball®, Mega Millions® and Hot Lotto.

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New Jersey Gambling Regulators Impose a Fine of $10K on PokerStars

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New Jersey Gambling Regulators Imposes a Fine of $10K on PokerStars
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New Jersey gambling regulators have slapped a fine of $10,000 on PokerStars for accepting bets on New Jersey college basketball teams, which violated the state’s sports betting law.

According to the documents filed by the state, PokerStars accepted 216 wagers on a game involving Rutgers and Eastern Michigan University totalling more than $2,700.

The company also took a single bet on a game involving Monmouth University and the University of Pennsylvania, whose value was not disclosed.

The fine comes as New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would set fines starting at $20,000 and ranging up to $100,000 for companies that take prohibited bets on New Jersey college teams.

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