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Thu, 06/27/2024 - 09:40

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Hearing for Wind Creek Casino License Renewal Cancelled

Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey
(717) 346-8321

BETHLEHEM, PA: Due to severe damage from a storm in the Bethlehem area last evening resulting in wide-spread loss of power, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (“Board”) has cancelled the scheduled Wind Creek License Renewal hearing for today.  The Board will announce a new date for the hearing soon.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The 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 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 generated over $2 billion in tax revenue during the 2021/2022 State Fiscal Year.

Additional information about both the Board's gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at its website. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl .