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More Fines Handed Down From Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

Ask any gaming analyst and they will tell a story of how Pennsylvania is on its way to becoming the top gaming destination on the East Coast. With the success, however, comes an increased responsibility to ensure that all of the rules are followed. In Pennsylvania, that responsibility falls on the shoulders of the Gaming Control Board.

On Tuesday, the board issued their latest set of fines against casinos in the state. Two casinos, Harrah's Chester Downs and Casino and Presque Isle Downs & Casino, were fined a total of $15,000 for various violations that have occurred in the past year at the gaming facilities.

The first fine was handed down to Harrah's for allowing a person on the self-inclusion list access to the gaming floor. The first incident occurred on March 23rd of this year, when the gambler cashed a check for $100 on the gaming floor. The second violation came on May 27th when the gambler played slot machines for two hours.

Over 3,000 gamblers have signed up for the self-inclusion list since the start of the program back in 2006. Once on the list, it is the responsibility of the casino to not allow the gamblers to place wagers, cash checks, or receive any promotional material from the gaming establishment. It sometimes can become difficult for the casinos to monitor the lists, but if they violate the terms, fines are handed down as they were on Tuesday.

The fine for Presque came after the casino was directed by the Gaming Board to upgrade the software in a malfunctioning slot machine. When the board checked on the machine, the software was still not upgraded, resulting in the $5,000 fine. The board meets monthly to discuss all of the operations related to overseeing the casinos in Pennsylvania.

The state has become a top gaming destination in the Northeast. Last year, lawmakers legalized table games, and when the games went operational last summer, gaming revenue exploded in Pennsylvania. Analysts predict that by the end of 2012, Pennsylvania casinos will surpass New Jersey's Atlantic City casinos in terms of overall revenue.

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