Hearing Goes Well For Meadows Racetrack And Casino

Hearing Goes Well For Meadows Racetrack And Casino
Best Online Casinos USAPlayers FreeDowload CanadianPlayers FreeDowload EuroPlayers FreeDowload UKPlayers FreeDowload The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is dealing with applications from casinos around the state in anticipation of table game gambling. The Board heard testimony in one of their many planned public hearings, this time regarding the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.Most of the feedback at the hearing was positive. There was excitement surrounding the possibility of increased employment opportunities and additional revenue that could be created once the table games are approved.”The Meadows Racetrack and Casino did help the seniors last year with a reduction in property taxes,” said Cheryl Randall, from the Washington Area Senior Citizens Center, as reported by KDKA. “As the Meadows continues to grow, more help will be available for seniors.”Horse owners currently receive a portion of the slot revenue from the Meadows. They now fear that the table games will push gamblers away from the slots, cutting the revenue they are receiving. Officials from the Meadows, however, dispute that claim and believe that slot revenue will actually increase because of the table games.The hearing on the Meadows application is just one of many that will take place in the coming months. The Rivers Casino, one of the newest casinos in the state, will have their hearing in late April. That is also expected to go smoothly, with many proponents of the table games expected to attend.Most of the casinos in Pennsylvania are pushing for a summer unveiling of the new table games. At that time, Pennsylvania may become major competition to Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the battle to gain supremacy in the gaming industry of the Northeast.Lawmakers in the state legalized table games earlier this year for all casinos in Pennsylvania. The casinos had to submit applications to the Gaming Control Board as a first step towards operating games such as blackjack, roulette, and craps in the near future. March 31, 2010Posted By Terry GoodwinStaff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.comSubmit News!