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Room Change For Philadelphia Public Input Hearings

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that the room location at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for this week's public input hearings relevant to the awarding of the second casino license in Philadelphia has been changed.

Both days of the hearings on April 11 th and 12 th will now be in Room 204 A/B.  The time for the hearings, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  on Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, remain the same.

The public is invited to attend.

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was established in 2004 with the passage of Act 71, also known as the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act. Pennsylvania's first new state agency in nearly 30 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. The 11 casinos in operation all offer both slot machine and table game gambling, employ over 16,000 people, and collectively generate an average of $4 million per day in tax revenue. A portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania homeowners; provide funds to the Commonwealth's horse racing industry, fire companies, a statewide water and sewer project grant program, and the state's General Fund; and, established a new stream of tax revenue to local governments that host casinos for community projects.

A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board's regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. At this website, visitors can watch Board meetings live or view videos of past meetings, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.  You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey(717) 346-8321

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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