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Gaming board fines 2 Western Pa. casinos

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday approved punishments for two Western Pennsylvania casinos.

State gambling regulators fined Holdings Acquisitions Co., which operates Rivers Casino in the North Side, $27,500. Casino personnel committed several violations of state gambling regulations or of casino internal controls for conducting table games, which warranted $22,500 of the fine. The board also assessed the casino operator $5,000 for a check-cashing violation.

The control board did not provide further details.

The Washington Trotting Association received a $15,000 fine for allowing a 20-year-old male access to gamble on slot machines at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in North Strabane, Washington County. State law requires people to be at least 21 to visit a casino gaming floor and to gamble on slots machines or table games.


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