Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sands fined by gaming board

Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved fines totaling $242,500 against two casino operators, one of which being our own Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.

The decision stems from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor, and permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorized to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorized levels. Free slot play is used to build and reward patron loyalty.

The commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities collectively employ over 16,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board