FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27th, 2006

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 Announces Complete Licensing Hearing Schedule For Category 1, 2, And 3 Applicants

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced a complete schedule of Licensing Hearings for all 22 applications it received for gaming licenses.

All hearings, which will be open to the public, will take place in the auditorium of the State Museum on Third and North streets in Harrisburg, except as noted below.

Conditional Category 1*

Monday, September 11 (Hearing Room #1, North Office Building, Harrisburg)

    • 9 - 11 a.m. - Washington Trotting Association, Inc.
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Presque Isle Downs, Inc.
    • 2 - 4 p.m. - Downs Racing, L.P.
    • 4 - 6 p.m. - Chester Downs and Marina, LLC

Tuesday, September 12 (Auditorium, State Museum, Harrisburg)

    • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. - Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association
    • 3 - 5 p.m. - Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc.
    *Please note change from previously announced schedule

Category 3*

Wednesday, October 25

    • 1 - 3 p.m. - Woodlands Fayette, LLC
    • 3 - 5 p.m. - Seven Springs Farm, Inc.
    *Please note change from previously announced schedule

Category 2 - At-Large

Monday, November 6

    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Tropicana Pennsylvania, LL
    • 2 - 5 p.m. – Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC

Tuesday, November 7

    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Pocono Manor Investors, LP
    • 2 - 5 p.m. – Mt. Airy #1, LLC
    • 6 – 9 p.m. – Boyd Pennsylvania Partners, LP
    * See Nov. 21 schedule for Crossroads Gaming hearing

Category 2 – Philadelphia

Monday, November 13

    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – HSP Gaming, LP
    • 2 - 5 p.m. – Riverwalk Casino, LP

Tuesday, November 14

    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, LP
    • 2 - 5 p.m. – Keystone Redevelopment Partners, LLC

Wednesday, November 15

    • 9 a.m. - noon – Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

Category 2 – Pittsburgh/Gettysburg

Monday, November 20

    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. – Station Square Gaming, LP
    • 2 - 5 p.m. – Isle of Capri

Tuesday, November 21

    • 9 a.m. – noon – PITG Gaming, LLC
    • 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Crossroads Gaming Resort & Spa, LP

Permanent Category 1

Monday, December 4

    • 10 - 11 a.m. - Washington Trotting Association, Inc.
    • 11 a.m. – noon - Presque Isle Downs, Inc.
    • 1 - 2 p.m. - Downs Racing, L.P.
    • 2 - 3 p.m. - Chester Downs and Marina, LLC

Tuesday, December 5

    • 10 – 11 a.m. - Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association
    • 11 a.m. - noon - Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc.

Licensing hearings provide the Board with an opportunity to question applicants about their character, operational and financial suitability; community impact; diversity plans; plans for the prevention of compulsive gaming; and other issues.

Under Act 71 of 2004, the Gaming Control Board is authorized to award 14 slot-machine gaming licenses to facilities across Pennsylvania. Seven Category 1 licenses are authorized for horse-race tracks; five Category 2 licenses are authorized for standalone slots facilities - two in Philadelphia, one in Pittsburgh and two at tourism-enhanced locations across the state; and two Category 3 licenses are authorized for existing resorts.

The Board expects to act on conditional Category 1 license applications in September 2006, and on Category 2, Category 3 and permanent Category 1 applications in December 2006.