Pa. casino fined $10,000 for ineligible gamblers

AP News
Posted: Dec 10, 2009 10:53 AM

State gaming officials have fined a western Pennsylvania casino $10,000 for allowing two ineligible gamblers to play slot machines.

The Gaming Control Board found that an 18-year-old played slots for about 45 minutes at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Aug. 11. The legal age to play slots is 21.

Officials also found that a person who registered on the state's self-exclusion list played the slots and obtained a casino "club card" on Aug. 26.

The self-exclusion list allows problem gamblers to ban themselves from casinos, which must deny them gaming privileges. The person was identified when trying to cash a check at the casino.

The board announced Wednesday that the Pittsburgh-area casino would pay $5,000 for each violation.