FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6th, 2021

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 January 13th Public Meeting Can Be Viewed Online Or Accessed Through An Audio Link

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced today that its public meeting scheduled for January 13, 2021 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.

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: 932 5095 5834

·        Passcode: 392433

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 13 land-based casinos, the expansion includes online casino games available to date on 12 sites; sports wagering offered through sportsbooks at 14 retail locations and through 12 online outlets; video gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 41 qualified truck stops; and, fantasy sports contests through six providers.

The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania currently consists of six racetrack (Category 1) and four stand-alone (Category 2) casinos in, along with the two resort (Category 3) casinos and one mini-casino (Category 4).  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. An additional Category 2 casino plans to open in the first quarter of 2021, while a number of Category 4 casinos are 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.