The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is to vote on a new mini-casino in Morgantown. The gaming and gambling regulator has scheduled a hearing in Harrisburg, where more information pertaining to the new project is to be presented and discussed.
Penn National Gaming is the company behind the new proposed casino. The entire project is estimated to cost $111 million.
The new property would bear the name Hollywood Casino Morgantown. It would feature 750 slot machines and 30 table games. There would also be provisions to accommodate an additional 10 table games.
Penn National Gaming is to present the new project to the Pennsylvania Gaming Board Officials.
In a statement to the press, Doug Harbach, a spokesperson for the gaming regulator said: “If the board feels they are in a position to vote, it could happen or they could decide they are not prepared to vote.”
The application for the new project was submitted last fall. Penn National Gaming had already secured two licenses for satellite casinos in the state last year.
The new project is expected to create 250 local jobs. According to the company officials, the entire project would take around 18 months to complete after they secure all necessary permissions.
While there is support for new casino project as it would create jobs and also bring in additional tax revenues, there is also significant opposition to a new casino in the area. It is being said that the gambling venue is not ideal for a gambling establishment as it is in the vicinity of Amish localities.