Rivers Casino fined for underage gambling
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Rivers Casino has been fined $50,000 by the state gaming control board in connection with four incidents involving underage gambling and another in which a problem gambler gained access to slot machines.
The gambling board said the four incidents of underage gambling occurred between January and May and involved three 20-year-old individuals, two men and a woman, and a 19-year-old man. Each person gambled on slot machines before being discovered and banned from the casino, according to the gaming board. The casino was fined $45,000 for those breaches. In Pennsylvania, gamblers must be at least 21.
The casino was fined another $5,000 for a December 2011 incident in which a woman on the gaming board's self-exclusion list was able to obtain a players card and gamble on slot machines. The self-exclusion list allows people to ban themselves from gambling at state casinos. The casinos must refuse their wagers and deny them other privileges like players club membership.
First Published November 21, 2012 12:00 am