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Pennsylvania towns against satellite casinos

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Several towns in Pennsylvania have voiced their rejection to hosting a satellite casino in compliance with the state’s gambling expansion.

US.- Pennsylvania has just approved the state’s gambling expansion but its facing a lack of support from several towns. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) had already revealed a list of boroughs which were against hosting satellite casinos but more have added up in the past few days as they have until December 31st to decide whether they want to install a venue or not.

The gambling expansion Law was approved to improve the state’s budget and foresees the installment of satellite (or mini) casinos. However, many towns have already decided they do not want to host them at the moment but stated they might change their opinion in the future.

Ten category 4 satellite casinos are allowed to be built under the gambling expansion Law and would be able to install up to 750 slot machines, 40 table games and must be at least 25 miles away from existing casinos. Nonetheless, it is still yet to be seen if there actually are 10 towns willing to develop gaming venues as many have already said no.

Until now, there are at least two towns who have voiced their interest in satellite casinos: Curwensville and Reading. Both town councils consider developments like these should boost revenue and jobs and are keen to get their own.

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