February 20th, 2013


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Gaming Control Board Grants Authorization To Conduct Table Games At Lady Luck Casino At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved the petition of Woodlands Fayette, LLC., operator of the yet-to-be opened Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin in Fayette County, to conduct table games.

Today’s decision followed a public hearing held in Wharton Township on February 7, 2013 that permitted testimony from Woodlands Fayette on their table games plan along with input from the public. 

Each Category 3 facility approved by the Board can conduct gaming with up to 50 tables in addition to operating up to 600 slot machines. The approved plan for the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin permits the operation of 28 table games as follows:

  • 14 Blackjack tables
  • 2 Craps tables
  • 2 Three-Card Poker tables
  • 2 Four-Card Poker tables
  • 2 Mississippi Stud tables
  • 2 Roulette tables
  • 2 Ultimate Texas Hold’em tables
  • 2 Let It Ride tables

At its recent hearing, Woodlands Fayette officials testified that providing table games at its casino would add approximately 130 jobs to its workforce. Many of these positions are for dealers who are being trained in a facility next to the casino. Overall, the casino expects to employ approximately 400 persons and plans to open in the summer of 2013.

The next meeting of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 in the PGCB’s Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.

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 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth’s horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state’s General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects. 

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board’s regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

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