Period To Receive Witten Comments On Proposed Centre County Casino Project Closes On June 12th
HARRISBURG, PA: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (Board) announced today that the period of public comment on the proposed Category 4 casino in College Township in Center County by SC Gaming Op Co., LLC will close on Sunday June 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
In making the decision, the Board believes sufficient time has passed to receive adequate public comment on the matter. That period began on July 21, 2021 prior to a public input hearing in College Township on August 16th of that year. The Board had previously decided that due to special circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the period for public comment would remain open.
Written comments can be submitted directly through the PGCB’s website from a link on the Board’s homepage. Comments by email, fax or mail can be submitted to the below:
Mail: PA Gaming Control Board
303 Walnut St., 5th Floor Commonwealth Tower
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Attention: Board Clerk
Any comments received after this time will not be included in the record for the Board’s consideration.
The Board has not yet set a date when a public hearing would be held in Harrisburg where SC Gaming Op Co., LLC representatives and the PGCB’s Office of Enforcement Counsel will offer any updated evidence and make oral argument as to whether the license should be granted.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 16 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.
The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and three mini-casinos (Category 4). Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to two additional Category 4 casinos. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming is expected to generate over $2 billion in tax revenue during the 2021/2022 State Fiscal Year.
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.