December 9th, 2010


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Start Time Changed For December 16th 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 Thursday, December 16, 2010 will be 9:00 am rather than the previously announced 10:00 am start.

The meeting venue remains at the Pennsylvania State Museum Auditorium in Harrisburg.

In addition, the Board also announced that a vote to award the final Category 3 Resort license will not be on the agenda for that meeting. It is anticipated that this item would be considered for the agenda of the January 6, 2011 meeting, also to be held in the State Museum Auditorium.

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, nearly 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 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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