Former Valley Forge Patron Banned from All PA Casinos

Sanatoga Post
Former Valley Forge Patron Banned from All PA Casinos
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KING OF PRUSSIA PA – A female former patron of the Valley Forge Casino and Resort, 1160 First Ave., was one of two individuals banned Wednesday (March 22, 2023) by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board from entering all casinos within the state.

The woman, who was not identified by name, age, or municipality of residence, was placed on the board’s involuntary exclusion list. She allegedly left “a 14-month-old unattended in a running vehicle” in the casino parking lot “while she wagered at (its) sportsbook,” according to the board’s Office of Communications. The date of the offense also was not disclosed.

Similarly banned was a male patron, who allegedly left “a 12-year-old unattended in a running vehicle in the Presque Isle Downs & Casino parking lot while he wagered at the sportsbook,” the board reported. The Presque Isle facility is located near Erie.

The board’s latest actions are not uncommon. From January 2022 through February 2023, it reportedly “has identified 331 incidents of adults leaving children unattended to gamble at Pennsylvania casinos, involving 522 minors.”

Leaving minors unattended at a Pennsylvania casino also subjects offending adults to criminal prosecution, a board statement noted.

The board said its disciplinary actions “serve as a reminder that adults are prohibited from leaving minors unattended in the parking lot or garage, a hotel, or other venues at a casino since it creates a potentially unsafe and dangerous environment for the children.”

The board oversees all aspects of gambling involving Pennsylvania’s 17 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and video gaming terminals at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

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