MGM Springfield has agreed to a US$45,000 civil administrative penalty after multiple cases of under-21s having access to the gaming floor and gaming.

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The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission issued the penalty after the incidents which occurred between June and December 2022.

Many of the incidents were self-reported by MGM Sprinfield, which was reported as being “responsive and cooperative with the IEB,”  taking further steps to prevent future instances including enhanced training, additional railings separating the gaming floor, and plans to install an additional security podium for the gaming area.

“We appreciate that MGM Springfield self-reported many of these instances and their ongoing cooperation to put enhanced practices into place to prevent similar incidents in the future,” said senior enforcement counsel Kathleen Kramer.

“The IEB will continue to monitor MGM Springfield’s compliance with the gaming laws and regulations and the remedial steps they have undertaken.”