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Rivers Casino parent company fined for allowing underage people, problem gambler

The state has fined Holdings Acquisition Co. LP, the parent company of Rivers Casino, $50,000 for failing to keep underage people and a problem gambler from gambling at the North Shore facility, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Tuesday.

In four separate instances between January and May, Rivers Casino allowed people under 21 to get on the gaming floor and gamble, the agency said.

In December the casino allowed a woman who had placed herself on the “self-exclusion” list to obtain a players club card and gamble. The state’s self-exclusion list allows problem gamblers to ban themselves from casinos by requiring the gambling operators to refuse their wagers and deny them any privileges or services.

The board fined two other companies that operate casinos in the eastern part of the state a total of $15,000 for doing business with companies on the agency’s prohibited vendor list.

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