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Parx Fined for Allowing Underage Man to Gamble, Drink

Mount Airy Casino also fined.


On Jan. 18, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board levied fines against two casinos for regulatory violations.

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., operator of was fined for an underage gambling violation.

The fine levied against Parx was $30,000 for permitting a 20-year-old male onto the gaming floor on two separate occasions on April 13 where he received a player’s club card, played slot machines and roulette, and was served an alcoholic beverage. In total, the underage individual was on the Parx gaming floor for approximately 5 hours.

Mount Airy Casino in Monroe County, was fined for doing business with a suspended Gaming Service Provider.

The agreed fine of $20,000 levied by the Board against Mount Airy Casino Resort was the result of payments made to North American Warhorse, Inc. for goods and services during a time when the license of the principal owner was suspended by the PGCB. According to the consent agreement, the majority owner of the Mt. Airy Casino, Louis DeNaples, is also the majority owner of Warhorse, and when Mr. DeNaples was suspended in February 2008, Mt. Airy was also prohibited from conducting further business with that Gaming Service Provider during Mr. DeNaples’ suspension.

Tina January 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Great, I guess the people who play the slots will suffer now that Parx has a fine to pay. How did the guy get past the people at the door checking drivers licenses? How did he get an eplay card, you have to show ID in order to get that? I feel that Parx employees are not the only people who should suffer the consequences, the 20 year old offender should receive a punishment as well. Was is the penalty if you are drinking underage?
anonymous January 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM
It appears that Parx has a security breach on their hands. It appears the guys in red suits are sleeping on the job, as well as the players club desk people. Otherwise, this 20 year old would've been denied access to the casino floor and not been granted a players card. As far as Mt Airy goes, they should've known about the ties with Mr. DeNaples and looked into these companies alot further before doing business with them. Perhaps now both casinos have learned their lesson.


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