PGCB Hits Mount Airy Casino Resort with Record Fine

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is one of many state gaming regulators that are tasked with overseeing and regulating all gaming activities that take place within their state boundaries, whilst also ensuring they adhere to their strict laws, too.

One aspect of gambling in any U.S state that is taken very seriously and should never be allowed to occur is underage gambling, and over in the Mount Airy Casino Resort located in Monroe County that is something they have been, albeit unintentionally, allowing to happen.

It has been alleged that since 2016 a total of 17 underage people have accessed the Mount Airy Casino gaming floor and eight of the underage gamers had been served alcoholic drinks whist gambling, too.

The upshot of those illegal activities saw the casino owners being fined a whopping $170,000 for those incidents which is more than a simple slap on the wrist and therefore they need to ensure that no additional incidents of this nature take place, as it could affect their gambling license ultimately.

In fact, the parent company is hoping to build a huge new casino over in Big Beaver and it will be in early January on the 9th that the gaming board will be meeting to decide whether the application for that casino should be given the green light. 

It is always going to be a case of cat and mouse as to underage gambling in land based casinos, but it is ultimately the responsility of the casino and its employees to challenge anybody that does appear to be under the age of 21 to produce identification before being allowed to gamble on any casino gaming floor.

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