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.