SugarHouse Casino fined $10,000 for allowing underage gambling

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines Wednesday totaling $77,500 against three casinos for violations, including a $10,000 fine against the operator of SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia for allowing a 19-year-old man on the gaming floor to gamble at a slot machine.

The operator of Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh was fined $42,500 for two violations: allowing three people to gamble who were on the gaming board’s “self-excluded” persons list and for holding several poker tournaments without the board’s prior approval. Gaming facilities in the state must deny gaming privileges, such as player’s cards and cash advances, to people who place themselves on the self-exclusion list.

The operator of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Lackawanna County was fined $25,000 for “procedural violations” in which compromised decks with incorrect cards were used during play in the poker room.