December 1st, 2005


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Board Seeks Public Comment On New Round of Draft Regulations

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today launched a month-long public-comment period on draft regulations governing internal controls.

“Act 71 gives the Board the ‘power and duty’ to adopt the regulations necessary to bring expanded gaming to Pennsylvania and ensure its integrity,” said Chairman Tad Decker. “With each set of regulations we develop, we move a step closer to the day when expanded gaming can begin in the Commonwealth.”

The draft regulations will be available for public inspection on the Board’s Web site,, and people wishing to purchase a hard copy for review may do so by sending a certified check for $10 to cover copying, staff time and return postage, to PGCB, P.O. Box 69060, Harrisburg, PA, 17106-9060. Checks should be made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and requests should specify that the purchaser is seeking the draft regulations on internal controls.

The draft regulations will also be published in The Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Comments on the draft regulations must submitted by U.S. mail only, with postmarks no later than Friday January 6, 2006, to PGCB, P.O. Box 69060, Harrisburg, PA, 17106-9060, Attn: Public Comment.

To be included in the public record, comments must include the following information: name, organization represented (if appropriate), mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, county, topic/regulation section number discussed. The mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address are for verification purposes only and will not be published in the final record.

Submissions may be excluded from the final record if they do not address the topics covered by the draft regulations.

After the comment period closes, the Board will make the complete record of comments and Board responses available to interested parties via the Board Web site,