Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pocono Casino Scheduled to Open on Monday

By Ken Davison

Mount Airy Casino, located about twenty miles from the Mohegan´s Pocono Downs, is scheduled to open this Monday.

The Mount Airy Casino was to open last Monday but had not yet recieved state approval of the composition of its audit committee and had not gone through the required two days of dry-runs, also required by the state. Yesterday, the audit committee was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the two days of dry-runs, in which the proceeds from an invitation-only crowd will go to charities and activities are monitored by state regulators, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

The resort, which is in the tourist section of the Poconos, will open with approximatel 2,500 slot machines while its hotel is scheduled to open in November.