September 20th, 2007


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


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Category 3 Applications Available For Public Review

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that, beginning on Monday September 24, 2007, it will make available for review the operator license applications for two available Category 3 resort licenses.

The files will be available at the Board’s Harrisburg offices located in the Verizon Tower of Strawberry Square, 303 Walnut Street. It is suggested that persons interested in reviewing these files contact Deb Joyce at 717-346-2708 to arrange a time during normal PGCB business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

People who wish to obtain copies of particular pages of these documents can place orders through the Gaming Control Board at the time of their visit. In order to obtain copies as quickly as possible, the Board suggests that people bring a check that can be completed for the appropriate fees and submitted during the public inspection visit.

Four applications were received in June for the Category 3 licenses permitting the operation of up to 500 slot machines at an existing resort hotel. Those applying were:

  • Bushkill Group, Inc. d/b/a Fernwood Hotel & Resort in Bushkill, Monroe County.
  • Valley Forge Convention Center Partners, L.P. in King of Prussia, Montgomery County.
  • Vacation Charters, Ltd., a/k/a the Resort at Split Rock in Lake Harmony, Carbon County.
  • CE-Palace, LP, a/k/a the Palace Inn in Monroeville, Allegheny County.

The Board will hold hearings on October 16 and 17, 2007 in Harrisburg for this category of license to accept testimony as to whether the applicants can comply with the requirements for Category 3 licensing under the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Both of those hearings will take place in PUC Hearing Room 1 in the Commonwealth Keystone Building located at 22 South Third Street. The October 16th hearing will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the October 17th hearings at 9:00 a.m.

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