Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Fined $80,000 for Not Noticing Underage Gamblers

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Fined $80,000 for Not Noticing Underage Gamblers

blackjackThe Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was fined $80,000 for violations involving three underage gamblers. This is the sixth time in four years that the casino has drawn sanctions for this type of violation.

The state Gaming Control Board approved the fine covering two separate incidents in which underage gamblers spent hours on the gaming floor playing blackjack. State law makes it illegal for individuals under the age of 21 to wager, play or attempt to play a slot machine or table game at Pennsylvania casinos.

In addition to the fine, Mohegan Sun has agreed to set a policy requiring that all table-game players who look to be under 30 show identification.

The CEO of Mohegan Sun, Robert Soper, said this new policy would reinforce the existing one where individuals who look under the age of 30 are carded at the casino entrance.

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