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Lawrence County Ready For Mini Casinos

Sadonna Price

Since the state of Pennsylvania passed a new gaming package to see several expansions within the gambling industry, several municipalities have come forward to state they are not interested in being a host city for the satellite casinos that can now be created. In the legislation that was signed into law, as many as ten satellite casinos can be created with a stipulation that the venue must be at least 25 miles from an existing casino. While many areas have come forward with disinterest in hosting, one county wants to see gaming come to their region.

Mini-Casino In Lawrence Community

Officials of Lawrence County have reported that they want to see a mini-casino created in their community. Lawrence County Commissioner Chairman Dan Vogler stated that the county intends to tell the 10 casinos that will be bidding for satellite licensing that they want to see the community host such a gaming establishment.

The area of Lawrence County has tried to get in on the gaming action in the state for years. For more than a decade now, efforts have been made to see a racino added to the county, but issues have always been in the way including financing. With the latest passage of the gambling expansion and satellite casinos included, the county now has hope that they will finally be able to see gaming come to the community.

New Jobs And Tax Revenue For Lawrence County

County officials want to partner with a land-based gaming venue to create the satellite casinos, so they can see jobs created, tax revenues come in and tourism options made available. The hope is that the region will be chosen by a current license holder and then the satellite casino licensing will be purchased at a cost of $10 million in order to get the ball rolling. Lawrence County seems to be the only area at present that is interested in being involved in the satellite casino industry of the state.

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