Two planned Western Pa. mini-casinos will provide hundreds of jobs

Gary Rotstein | Monday, November 19, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Little information has been released publicly thus far about two planned mini-casinos in Western Pennsylvania, but their applications to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board have begun giving hints of the hundreds of jobs, thousands of patrons and millions in revenue that are anticipated.

No projected opening date has been made available for either of the small casinos, which can have up to 750 slot machines and 30 to 40 table games. One is planned by Mount Airy Casino Resort in Big Beaver, near the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Beaver Valley Expressway, and the other is by Stadium Casino LLC at Westmoreland Mall’s former Bon-Ton store in Hempfield.

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Pennsylvania’s big budget gamble is paying off so far with high bids for two mini-casinos

Charles Thompson | Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Harrisburg Patriot News

State officials who banked on gambling expansion to balance the state’s deficit-ridden budget are riding a hot hand so far when it comes to the new concept of satellite casinos.

With a winning bid of $40.1 million secured Wednesday from Stadium Casino LLC for a casino in Westmoreland County, officials have now raised $90.2 million from just the first two of 10 potential licenses.

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New wave of casinos ready to hit Pennsylvania

Rich Cholodofsky | Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Licenses to build the first of 10 mini casinos in Pennsylvania will be up for auction Wednesday morning in a sealed bid process that has all the makings of a great reality TV show.

Heading into the auction, officials said they didn’t know how many bidders there will be, what locations will be sought for the new casinos or how much bidders will be willing to pay for licenses.

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