August 7th, 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

PA Gaming Control Board To Hold Hearing In Philadelphia On September 24th

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a hearing on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to gather evidence from City of Philadelphia Administration Officials regarding the six applicants for the remaining casino license in Philadelphia.

As the host city for the proposed casino, it is expected that the City will present its review and what it sees as positive or negative aspects of each project.

The hearing will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 108, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hearing is open to the public and will be streamed live from the Gaming Control Board website at

All testimony and information received by the Board during these proceedings will be included in the record upon which the Board will grant or deny the license and will be available for each applicant's response in their final suitability hearing to be held later this year. 

Information on the six Philadelphia Casino Applicants can be accessed from the Quick Links section of the PA Gaming Control Board's website home page titled "Philadelphia Casino Applicants Information" at 

The Board reminds interested individuals that written comments for the remaining casino license in Philadelphia will continue to be accepted until September 30, 2013.

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 12 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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