HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – The Gaming Control Board has approved regulations governing how members of the general public will be able to access the gaming floor of the new casino expected to open at the Valley Forge Convention Center next spring.

The Valley Forge Convention Center casino license is a different category of license than other Pennsylvania casinos already open. The gaming law anticipates that smaller “resort” casinos like Valley Forge are to be used primarily by guests of the resort.

On Thursday, the Gaming Control Board approved the regulations for access by the general public.

“You have to prove that you have spent at least $10 dollars in the resort – meaning dinner or some other amenity – in order to gain access to the casino,” Board spokesman Doug Harbach said.

Harbach says as part of the regulations approved by the board, members of the Valley Forge Convention Center’s dining club and entertainment club will also be allowed floor access. Harbach says those rules will apply barring any legal challenge. Parx in Bensalem had previously objected to aspects of the Valley Forge floor access plan.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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