FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 15th, 2005

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Board To Open Supplier Application Process

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today agreed to open the application process for potential suppliers of gaming equipment. The Board will accept supplier applications from Dec. 20, 2005, through Feb. 28, 2006.

The policy approved today allows the Board to begin with the licensing process for suppliers without addressing the issue of whether to license them statewide or by region. No supplier licenses will be issued until the question of statewide or regional licensure is resolved.

“We need to keep moving, and the policy we adopted today allows us to do that while we continue to wrestle with the complex issue of whether to license suppliers by region,” Chairman Tad Decker said.
Under this policy, which was developed by commissioners Mary Colins and Jeffrey Coy, the Board will publish application forms as well as instructions for completing and submitting applications on its Web site, www.pgcb.state.pa.us.

Applications will contain a notice that the Board has not yet determined whether suppliers will be licensed on a statewide or regional basis and that it reserves the right to approve and issue supplier licenses on either basis.

Under Act 71 of 2004, the Gaming Control Board is responsible for licensing 14 slots-gaming facilities across the state, including seven at licensed horse-racing tracks, five standalone locations and two resort locations.