Fine Imposed on Parx Casino for Online Gaming Violation
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released a consent order against the Parx Casino in Bensalem in the light of the interactive gaming violation of 2019, where it mistakenly went live with two online slot games for the players. The casino started online gaming before interactive gaming was given legal status in Pennsylvania. The authorities have directed Parx to pay fines worth $7,500 as part of the first enforcement step imposed against a local casino ever since the legalization of online gaming in the cluster.
According to the report, the two slot games posted by the Parx Casino were titled “Stardust” and “Total Meltdown.” The games ran for a short span of 16 minutes only on the casino interface. Interestingly, even in this short period, two registered users of Parx Casino’s online sports wagering plan tried their hands on them, which eventually created big trouble for the casino team. The gamers lost $422.85 on the Total Meltdown slot back then.
The bigger section of the loss was borne by one of the players who staked $3,576 and lost $393.85 during the game. The loss was driven by 466 individual bets placed by the player or spinning the driver every two seconds for the 16 minutes long span. The slot game was stopped by the Parx team as soon they discovered the mistake. The casino traced down the players and refunded their money before the slot’s official launch on the portal. The blunder was duly informed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by the casino community.
The gaming authority has warned Parx to beware of the situation to prevent its occurrence in the future. The casino has been asked to frame policies that eliminate any such incident. The casino’s interactive gaming partner, GAN plc, was held responsible for the earlier issue. Parx casino is a popular name in the casino industry. The entity pooled $5.3 Million in March and fetched $61.5 Million in the same month as the cumulative online and casino earnings. The casino grabbed the top rank in terms of revenue in the state, and so a penalty of $7,500 can be easily handled by them.
The casino domain in Pennsylvania is slowly and steadily recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. During the last month, the industry collected $403.1 Million in revenue, out of which 24% or $95.2 Million came from online gaming. The online casino field is fast growing in the state and has managed to mark a strong presence amongst the fans.