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Traffic Impact Study Review for Philadelphia Casino Applicants Made Available on PA Gaming Control Board Web Site

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HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that copies of six independent reviews of traffic impact studies produced by each of the applicants for the Philadelphia casino license are now available for review on the Board's web site.

The reviews, conducted by Orth-Rodgers & Associates, Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania in collaboration with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6-0 and the City of Philadelphia, evaluated the completeness, consistency and compliance with applicable regulations.

Each of the six applicants have been asked to address specific deficiencies that are necessary for the review to continue.  Those responses will also be posted onto the Board 's web site, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov, in the near future.

The reviews can be easily located on the Board's web site by clicking the "Philadelphia Casino Applicants Information" link on the Quick Links section of the home page.

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 games 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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