Philadelphia Park Racino Cited Over Jackpot Mistake

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has filed an enforcement action against the owner of the Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack, making it the first casino to be cited for violation of state gambling regulations.

The citation resulted from a highly publicized incident on Jan. 20 in which a carpenter was denied what appeared to be a $102,000 payout at a slot machine. Another violation occurred when one of the casino employees who responded to the jackpot turned out to not be licensed to work at a Pennsylvania casino.

The jackpot indication was, according to Philadelphia Park, a programming mistake whereby a system test was mistakenly allowed to hit the gaming floor, but the casino paid up anyway as a goodwill gesture.

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