Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc, operator of the Parx Casino in Bucks County, Pa. agreed to fines totaling $25,000 for two separate matters, one in which an underage individual was permitted entry onto the gaming floor and gambled, and the other stemming from a failure of the company to disclose to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) the existence of a service agreement. PGCB made the announcement on Wednesday in a press statement.
In one incident, which resulted in a $15,000 fine, an 18-year-old male was permitted onto the gaming floor in July without having ID checked, then later participated in gambling at a blackjack table. The underage individual was on the casino floor for approximately six hours.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act provides that it is unlawful for persons under 21 years of age to wager, play or attempt to play slot machines or table games, nor enter and remain in any area of a licensed facility where slot machines are operated or the play of table games is conducted.
The gaming board also approved a consent agreement that resulted in a $10,000 fine to Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment. This fine was the result of the company entering into an agreement with a separate corporation, Greenwood Table Games Services, Inc. (GTGS), without either proper notification or licensing of that entity. The Board’s Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement instead, uncovered the existence of GTGS upon review of Greenwood's audited financial reports. GTGS was later approved for licensure as an affiliate entity.
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