January 4th, 2011


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 Control Board Will Not Vote On Category 3 License At Its January 6th Meeting

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that a vote to award the final Category 3 Resort license will not be on the agenda for its Thursday, January 6th public meeting.

"A vote on the Category 3 license will not be on Thursday's meeting agenda," says PGCB spokesperson Doug Harbach. "At the same time, the Board members continue to evaluate the proposals, reviewing and weighing the substantial evidence received from the Category 3 applicants along with public testimony in an attempt to achieve the qualified majority vote that is required to license one of these projects."

This week's meeting will be held at the State Museum in Harrisburg beginning at 10:00 am. An agenda for the meeting will be posted on the Board's web site,, prior to the meeting.

The Board's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th in the PUC Keystone Building, Hearing Room 1 at 10:00 am.

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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