Pennsylvania’s gaming regulator has taken additional regulatory action, including a fine and two exclusions.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the Keystone State’s gambling regulator, has approved a consent agreement that resulted in a $8,000 fine for No House Advantage, a fantasy sports website.
Negotiations between the Office of Enforcement Counsel and No House, or more specifically, the website’s operator, NHA PA, resulted in the agreement in question.
The company failed to notify the PGCB of a change in control in its ownership structure that occurred in late 2021, according to the PGCB. This new organizational structure, however, has since been approved.
The PGCB also charged two adults with abandoning two children, aged one and six, in a hotel room while gambling in the adjacent casino.
According to the PGCB, the couple – a mother and her boyfriend – left the children unattended for nearly an hour and were later charged by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Both adults have also been added to Pennsylvania’s involuntary exclusion list, making it impossible for them to visit casinos in the Keystone State.
“In making these decisions regarding these adults, the board reminds the gambling public that adults are prohibited from leaving minors unattended in a casino’s parking lot or garage, a hotel, or other venue,” the PGCB stated.
“Leaving minors unattended in a Pennsylvania casino exposes the offending adult to criminal prosecution as well as permanent exclusion from all Pennsylvania casinos.”