FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22nd, 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 Control Board Chairman Comments On Decision Upholding Most of Act 71

HARRISBURG: Thomas A. Decker, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, today issued the following statement on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision upholding most of Act 71 of 2004, which permits expanded gaming in the Commonwealth:

"My fellow Board members and I are delighted that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of most of Act 71. We will continue to move forward with our mission: implementing and regulating expanded gaming in Pennsylvania."