Rivers Casino fined $15K for allowing man, 20, to gamble, drink


The state Gaming Control Board fined Rivers Casino $15,000 on Wednesday for allowing an underage man to gamble and drink alcohol.

The board approved a consent agreement with Holding Acquisition Co., LP, operator of Rivers Casino on the North Shore, for the September incident in which a 20-year-old man used a fake ID to gamble and drink alcohol over a three-and-a-half hour period. State law says you must be 21 to gamble or consume alcohol.

Pennsylvania State Police charged the man with summary offenses. He was not identified.

This is the second consent agreement regarding underage gambling against Rivers Casino since its license was renewed in September 2011. A consent agreement approved in November 2012 resulted in a $45,000 fine for four incidents.

There are no limits for the number or amount of fines the board can levy, said spokesman Richard McGarvey.

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