US – Pennsylvania Gaming Board issues fine to Live! Casino & Hotel PhiladelphiaBy Phil - 24 October 2022
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved a consent agreement during its public meeting earlier this week that led to a fine of $10,000 for Stadium Casino RE LLC, operator of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia for two incidents in which individuals gained access to restricted areas of the casino facility.
The Board also today took action to ban eight adults from all casinos in the Commonwealth for leaving a total of 16 children unattended in order to gamble.
The approved consent agreement was the result of negotiations between the Office of Enforcement Counsel (OEC) and Stadium Casino RE, LLC. It is the first consent agreement between OEC and this operator since the opening of its casino in January 2021.
In the first incident, a woman entered numerous restricted “back of the house” areas in both the casino and hotel, and stole items from employees. In the second incident, three casino patrons were able to enter an unsecured restricted area and gain access to the casino floor after previously being denied casino access by security.
A copy of the approved Consent Agreement offering more details on this matter is available upon request through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Office of Communications.
The Board’s actions regarding adults who chose to enter a casino while leaving children under their care unattended serves as a reminder that adults are prohibited from leaving minors unattended in the parking lot or garage, a hotel, or other venues at a casino since it creates a potentially unsafe and dangerous environment for the children. Leaving minors unattended at a Pennsylvania casino subjects the offending adult to criminal prosecution in addition to exclusion from all Pennsylvania casinos.