PA Gaming Control Board Renews License For Lady Luck Casino At Nemacolin
HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (“Board”) today unanimously voted to renew the Category 3 resort casino license of Woodlands Fayette, LLC, operator of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County.
In making the decision, the Board determined that Woodlands Fayette, LLC had fulfilled the obligations under its previously approved casino operator’s license and therefore qualified to have its license renewed for an additional five-year period.
The decision to renew the license was based on a process utilized by the Board that enables both the operator and the public to provide information relevant to the renewal decision. A public input hearing was held on October 26, 2022 in the casino’s host municipality, Wharton Township, where personnel of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin submitted exhibits and presented testimony on various aspects of the facility’s operation since its last license renewal was granted. The public was also permitted to provide testimony about the casino and its impact in the community.
In reaching its decision, the Board also received information from local government officials, community groups and the PA State Police, along with the Gaming Control Board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel, Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement, Office of Compulsive and Problem Gaming, and Bureau of Casino Compliance.
Additionally, a public hearing was held in Harrisburg today to permit Board members to further question Woodlands Fayette, LLC representatives about any remaining issues prior to voting on the renewal.
Since its opening in July 2013 through May 2023, Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin has generated $289,042,481 in gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games resulting in a return to the Commonwealth of approximately $139,901,235in tax revenue from play of games. Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin currently operates 600 slot machines, 26 table games.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort employs 1,146 persons, including 167 at the casino, and also offers 320 guest rooms, numerous dining options, spas, golf, and outdoor adventure activities.
Management of Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin was recently transferred from Churchill Downs, Inc. to self-management with the assistance of gaming consultant RRC Gaming Management.
A PowerPoint presentation provided at the meeting which includes more details on Mount Airy Casino Resort is available on the Board’s website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, under the Board Meetings tab and calendar date June 28, 2023.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 17 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.
The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and four mini-casinos (Category 4). A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming generated over $2 billion in tax revenue in 2022.
Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.