FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16th, 2011

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Start Time Changed For March 23rd Gaming Control Board Meeting

Agenda will not include vote on Category 3 license

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that the start time for its meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 will be 9:30 am rather than the previously announced 10:00 am start.

The meeting venue remains in Hearing Room 1 at the PUC-Keystone Building in Harrisburg. An agenda for this meeting will be posted on the Board’s web site, www.pgcb.state.pa.us, prior to the meeting.

The Board did also note that a vote to award the final Category 3 Resort license will not be on the agenda for this meeting.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania’s first new state agency in nearly 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. To date, with ten casinos in operation, legalized gaming in the Commonwealth has created, or helped race track facilities retain, over 14,000 living wage jobs, provided property tax reduction in each of the past three years for all homeowners, produced revenue that has reinvigorated Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, and provided a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that has funded scores of community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at www.pgcb.state.pa.us. At this web site, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.

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