Evolution fined as Pennsylvania regulator clamps down on iGaming
Evolution has been hit with a $7,500 fine in Pennsylvania after an unlicensed employee dealt several games of blackjack in its live dealer studio.
The supplier’s US subsidiary, which holds an iGaming Manufacturer Licence in the state, was on the wrong end of one of three fines dished out by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for breaches related to iGaming.Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association, which is the operator of Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was slapped with the biggest fine of $45,000.
The venue allowed five individuals who were enrolled in the state’s iGaming self-exclusion programme to gamble online via Penn’s Barstool Sportsbook brand.
Pennsylvania regulations state that an interactive gaming entity must refuse wagers from, and deny, gaming privileges and benefits to all individuals on the self-exclusion list.Elsewhere, Downs Racing, which operates the Mohegan Pennsylvania casino, was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500 alongside its iGaming partner Unibet Interactive (Kindred Group). The fine came after the venue failed to suspend the online gambling account of an individual who had requested a temporary suspension of all online gaming activities.
The individual had requested a 90-day cool-off period, but the request was missed by the operator and the individual continued to gamble for a further 21 days.
The total fines levied by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reached $60,000.
Pennsylvania is one of just six US states to have regulated iGaming, along with New Jersey, Michigan, Connecticut, Delaware and West Virginia.