HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Gaming Control Board public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2011 has been cancelled.
The next scheduled meeting of the Gaming Control Board will be Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the North Office Building, Hearing Room 1. The North Office Building is located between Commonwealth and North Street, Harrisburg, PA.
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 40 years, the Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state's casino industry. Currently, the ten casinos in operation in the Commonwealth employ over 14,000 people and legalized gaming has generated over $4.7 billion in tax revenue since the first casino opening in November 2006. That money is enabling property tax reduction for all Pennsylvania homeowners, providing needed funding to the Commonwealth's horse racing industry, funding grants for fire companies and water/sewer projects, and establishing a new stream of tax revenue to local governments for community projects. A wealth of information about the Gaming Control Board and Pennsylvania's gaming industry can be found at www.pgcb.state.pa.us. At this web site, visitors can view videos of Board meetings and on the operation of the PGCB, obtain information on identifying a gambling problem and gaining assistance, look up future meeting schedules and past meeting transcripts, access an interactive map of casino locations, request a speaker for their group, along with much more information.
CONTACT: Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey
SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board