Some PA municipalities say no to mini-casinos

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Seven municipalities have voted against the possibility of hosting mini casinos in their territories.

US.- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has revealed that it received resolutions from seven communities in the state that decided to not offer mini casinos in their territories. Yesterday was the first day that the board published the names of the municipalities, but the list will be updated until December 31.

Heath Township in Jefferson County, Limestone Township in Lycoming County, Lower Makefield Township in Bucks County, Strasburg and West Earl townships in Lancaster County, Washington Township in Lycoming County and Westfield Township in Tioga County were de communities that opted out of the mini casinos.

The resolution signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf establishes that Pennsylvania can feature up to 10 satellite casinos across the state and sets a series of restrictions like being 25 miles away from existing facilities. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to hold the first blind auction for one of the casino licenses on January 16. The minimum bid is set on US$7.5 million and only local casino owners can submit their offers.