Parx Casino fined $35,000 for underage gambling

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday fined Parx Casino in Bucks County $35,000 for two incidents of underage gambling. A 20-year-old woman was on the gaming floor for more than 90 minutes on March 12, 2016 and placed two wagers at a roulette table before she was asked for identification. Another 20-year-old woman played slot machines for more than an hour on April 8, 2016. The woman’s associate dropped a plastic bag containing a suspicious white substance under a slot machine, the board said. A manager found the bag, suspected of containing a controlled substance. Surveillance film identified the woman and her associate. Pennsylvania State Police were called, and the female was identified. The legal age is 21 to operate slot machines and play table games.

This was the fourth penalty assessed to Parx in Bensalem for violations of underage gaming since November 2014, the board said. The casino paid $15,000 for two infractions in 2014, $25,000 for two underage gaming incidents in February 2016, and $15,000 for an incident in December 2015.