gaming control board
The new head of the board that regulates Pennsylvania casinos says he favors moving the board’s investigation unit into the state attorney general’s office.
William Ryan says he and his colleagues know they have work to do. “A realization that we do have to regain the confidence of the people, the confidence of the legislature, the confidence of the governor.”
Representatives from Parx Casino will be in Harrisburg this morning to meet with the state Gaming Control Board to talk about the Bensalem casino’s plan for dealing with the ongoing problem of kids left in cars.
SugarHouse ranked fifth out of ten casinos in the state, with $53.5-million in gross table games revenues in the fiscal year, despite the fact that it has the fewest number of tables and was the last to come on line.
Michael Sklar, an attorney representing The Rivers, says the problem of underage gambling will continue unless the minors themselves are punished. “It’s like a bar: the kids are gonna try.”
Parx Casino has been given approval to set up a high limit room with 14 table games taking two high limit tables already on the gaming floor and adding a dozen more, putting them all in a special area.
A consultant tells state lawmakers thinking about possibly relocating the now-revoked license for Philadelphia’s Foxwoods casino, that gaming markets in the eastern and western parts of the state are virtually saturated.
Early numbers for slots revenue suggest that SugarHouse is taking a bite out of Harrah’s hide.
SugarHouse casino had a strong launch while apparently affecting one neighboring casino more than the other.
Here’s an interesting strategy in an effort to win a precious casino license from Pennsylvania gaming regulators: turn your facility into a Mecca for recreational vehicles.
Pennsylvania’s top gaming regulator says preliminary indications suggest that table games, launched last month, have been a boon to Pennsylvania casinos.
A lawyer for investors in the stalled Foxwoods casino says those investors expect to submit a new “arrangement” to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board next week as they try to salvage the project.