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Battle Rages Over Proposed Gettysburg Casino

Gettysburg is once again the battleground over efforts to open a casino in the historic Civil War community.

pa gaming board seal Battle Rages Over Proposed Gettysburg CasinoKYW’s Tony Romeo reports an investment group failed to win a full-scale, stand-alone casino license for Gettysburg when the Gaming Control Board awarded them in late 2006.

Now Gettysburg is in the running for a smaller, resort casino that would be located in an existing hotel and conference center. Some opponents, like Nicholas Redding of the Civil War Preservation Trust, are concerned about history:

“We have no qualms with gaming whatsoever. Rather, we are opposed to gaming with a ‘Gettysburg’ address.”

But Dan Moul, who represents the area in the state House, told regulators at a hearing last week to give priority to the will of local residents:

“In some cases, outsiders have engaged in disinformation campaigns.”

The gaming board is expected to make a decision by the end of the year from among four applicants for one remaining resort license.

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