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Operator of Rivers Casino fined $90K by state board

Renatta Signorini
A Rivers Casino employee reaches for chips at a roulette table at Rivers Casino on the North Shore.

The operator of Rivers Casino was fined $90,000 Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in connection with underage gambling, according to an announcement.

The fine against Holdings Acquisitions Co. is connected to seven incidents in which someone under age 21 had access to the gaming floor at the North Shore casino, the board said.

A consent agreement details the incidents:

• A 17-year-old girl was permitted on the casino floor March 14, 2018 and wagered at approximately 49 slot machines after providing what appeared to be a temporary identification from a public safety department in Texas.

• On Sept. 8, a 20-year-old woman drank and played slot and table games after providing identification that didn’t belong to her, the agreement states. She left the gaming floor and was denied re-entery because of her identification.

• On Sept. 25, three 20-year-old men drank and wagered at slot machines and table games. The consent agreement said one of the men provided identification that didn’t belong to him and the other two had fake identification. A fourth person in their group was not permitted on the casino floor because of an identification issue.

• On Nov. 10, a 20-year-old woman was not carded and drank and played slot machines and table games, according to the agreement.

• On Jan. 4, a 20-year-old woman was permitted on the casino floor and drank and played slot machines and table games, the agreement stated.

The fine was approved Wednesday through a consent agreement between the board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel and Holdings Acquisitions.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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