Pennsylvania Regulator Issues New Fine & Bans Players 

Pennsylvania Regulator Issues New Fine & Bans Players 

In Summary:

  • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gave the green light to a consent agreement to fine a Fantasy Sports Contest operator
  • No House Advantage will be fined $8,000 for failing to notify a change in its ownership at the end of 2021
  • Two adults have also been banned from all casinos in the state for leaving their children unattended while gambling

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In mid-June, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) issued a total fine of $32,500 against three companies for different violations. The same regulator unveiled that its gaming revenue in July increased by 1.28%, right after it welcomed Pariplay to its iGaming market via a new license in mid-August. The regulator that oversees gambling operations at 16 brick-and-mortar casinos, along with land and online sports betting and fantasy sports contests has announced it has approved a consent agreement to fine an operator of Fantasy Sports Contents. The underwatch also banned two adults for leaving two children ages one and six in their hotel room while gambling in the adjoining casino.

No House Advantage Fined With $8,000

The agreement that was given the green light by the Keystone State gaming regulator resulted at the end of a round of negotiations held between the No House Advantage’s website operator NHA PA and the Office of Enforcement Counsel.

The regulator established that the operator did not notify it regarding a series of changes in ownership that happened at the end of last year. Nonetheless, the fresh changes have been approved since they were first mentioned, convincing the PGCB to approve an $8,000 fine.

The PGCB is the premier gaming regulator in the US responsible for maintaining and improving the level of public trust with credibility, integrity, and honesty. The board is closely guided by the Gaming Act and has the support of a team of professionals busy protecting the best interests of the public by guaranteeing the integrity of all legalized forms of gaming using the enforcement of current laws. The board is also responsible for issuing licenses to qualified operators while helping the state receive a significant source of revenue, among others. 

Gambling Couple Accused of Leaving Children Unattended 

The couple made of the children’s mother and her boyfriend left two children ages one and six in a hotel room while they were out gambling in the adjoining casino. They were gone for almost an hour, enough for the Pennsylvania State Police to put them under criminal charges. The gaming regulator in the state also decided to include them on Pennsylvania’s involuntary exclusion list. This means they will no longer be able to access any casinos in the state.

The board reminded the gambling public that adults are not allowed to leave minors unattended in hotels and other casino venues, as well as casino parking lots or garages, given the associated risks.