FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 10th, 2020

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Gaming Control Board's November 18th Public Meeting Can Be Viewed Online Or Accessed Through An Audio Link

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that its public meeting scheduled for November 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. will be available for view from the Board’s website. The meeting will be held online to minimize risks associated with public gatherings in accordance with COVID-19 health guidelines. 

Access to the online meeting can be made by visiting the Board’s website and choosing the “live” link on the PGCB Meeting Videos section on the homepage of the Board’s website.

https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/

In order to assure that those unable to view the meeting online have access, the Board is also providing a link to the meeting through an audio-only interface by dialing (301) 715-8592, then entering the following when prompted:

·        Meeting ID: 968 9976 8634

·        Passcode: 778253

The agenda for the meeting will also be placed on the Board’s website prior to the meeting.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling legalized under 2004’s Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and the Gaming Expansion Act of 2017. In addition to slot machine and table games gambling at land-based casinos, the expansion includes online casino games available to date on 12 sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 12 retail locations and through nine online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 37 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through six providers.

The mature land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ over 16,000 people and, along with other types of Board-regulated gaming, annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue. Construction of a 13th casino is currently underway along with a number of new “mini-casinos” expected to begin operation over the next couple of years.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/  . You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.