Pennsylvania schedules hearing on new mini-casino

Bally's hopes to open the casino in Centre County.
Bally's hopes to open the casino in Centre County.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled a hearing on a new mini-casino for August 16.

US.- The state’s regulator has set a date for a hearing to gauge public opinion on a potential new gaming venue in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) said the hearing “will provide a forum for individuals to voice their support or opposition to the proposed casino at the Nittany Mall and to permit those persons with an interest in the applicant’s proposal to learn more about the project.”

It added: “A separate public hearing will be held at a later date in Harrisburg where SC Gaming Op Co., LLC representatives and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel will offer any updated evidence and make oral argument as to whether the license should be granted.”

According to the regulator, besides hearing the public’s input, board members may ask questions of the applicant and Enforcement Counsel.

Bally’s Corporation signed a deal with investor and former Penn State trustee Ira Lubert, who made a winning bid of $10m at a September 2020 auction for a new licence for a Category 4 casino.

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