Friday, February 5, 2010

Pocono Downs´ Table Game Plan Will Be Subject Of Public Hearing February 24

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The following excerpt of a press release issued by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board schedules for February 24 a public hearing on the Tribe´s Pennsylvania slot parlor´s plans to roll out table games.

¨HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it would hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the petition submitted by Downs Racing, L.P., operator of the slot machine casino at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, requesting authorization to conduct table games.

¨Downs Racing is the first casino operator to file a petition since this year's passage of Senate Bill 711 on January 7th which permitted the addition of table games at Pennsylvania casinos.

¨The hearing will begin at 10:00 am at the Fox Hill Firehouse, 50 Second Street in Plains, Pennsylvania.

¨Citizens, community groups and elected officials wishing to present oral or written testimony, which will become part of the evidentiary record in this matter, can register for this hearing by clicking on a special link on the homepage of the PGCB website at This link will not only provide information and assistance in participating in the hearing process, but also allow viewing and downloading of public documents related to Mohegan Sun's petition to permit table games. As additional table games petitions are received from casino operators and public input hearings are scheduled, the website will be expanded to offer additional information.¨