”The PGCB’s Self-Exclusion Program permits problem gamblers to ban themselves from gambling at Pennsylvania casinos for 1 year, 5 years or a lifetime. Regulations and internal controls state that a casino must have in place procedures for preventing a person on the self-exclusion list from gaining entry and gambling at their facility, receiving check cashing privileges and other similar benefits such as cash advances, and not receive any promotional materials relating to gaming activities at its facility”.
For violating the above rule on two occasions was why Holding Acquisition LP., operator of Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh was fine the sum of $20,000 on Wednesday 9, December 2015 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
The first incident occur March 2015 when an individual on the PCGB Self Exclusion List made three cash advances on the floor and gamble at the table game in the casino floor.
The second incident was April, 2015 when another person on PGCB Self Exclusion List was given a player’s card club, got free slot play and gamble on slot machine.
This fine was however the outcome of the approvals of consent agreement between the two parties: PGCB Office of Enforcement Counsel and Holding Acquisition Co., LP.