The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has imposed a $25,000 fine on a Mount Pocono casino because their staff served a player 27 alcoholic drinks within nine hours.
The incident occurred on October 7, 2016. The patron is reported to have started drinking at around 1:00 PM. According to the regulator, he had already begun to show signs of intoxication by 3:00 PM after nine drinks but was served 18 more. The man, who was playing table-top slot machines, ultimately fell off his stool at around 10:45 PM due to the large amount of alcohol he had consumed.
The Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono was sanctioned because it should not have permitted the inebriated man to continue playing. According to state legislation, casinos should take measures not to allow players under the influence of alcohol to gamble.
The operator was also made to pay $2,500 in investigation costs.
The three bartenders who served the inebriated patron have been dismissed.