Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Gets Tough

East Coast GamblingPennsylvania Gaming Control Board Gets Tough

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board doesn’t fool around. It levied $30,000 in fines on August 18, 2011, for two violations.
The first violation involved Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. Greenwood operates the Parx Casino and Racetrack in Bucks County. They were fined $15,000 for allowing two people who had banned themselves from gambling at Pennsylvania casinos to enter the Parx Casino and gamble.

These individuals were allowed in on a number of occasions. Once a person is on the Self-Exclusion List, gambling facilities are obligated to refuse any and all bets and gaming privileges to that person.

Illegal contributions were the impetus for the second violation. New York resident Tommy Rosenfeld, was found in violation of the law prohibiting contributing campaign funds to the election for a public office in Pennsylvania.

Rosenfeld, owner of CamAm Pennsylvania Regional Center LLC, made a $15,000 contribution six months after applying for a gaming principle license. The contribution was returned to Rosenfeld, but the law prohibits anyone from making a contribution to any candidate, group, or political party after becoming an applicant for a gaming license.

August 19, 2011 by : posted in Gambling Abroad No Comments