Rivers Casino Formally Petitions the Pennsylvania Gaming Board for Casino Table Games
Lawmakers in the state of Pennsylvania are on roll when it comes to dealing with the issue of casino gaming expansion. After achieving an excellent slot machine revenue results in December of last year, lawmakers unanimously approved table games in January 2010.
Rivers Casino is one of the newest gaming facilities in the state and officials could not have been more excited with the approval of the table games. After just a few months since its official opening, Rivers learned of the plans to allow state casinos to offer casino table games.
Executives of the casino made their case before the state Gaming Control Board on April 26th, 2010. Part of the casino table games process include holding a public hearing. That hearing take place today but only a few business and community leaderrs showed up to discuss the issue.
Todd Moyer, Rivers Casino's general manager, said that if someone were to announce that they will be offering a new gaming product and will produce 458 new jobs, the room would exceed its capacity. Moyer was promoting the new jobs that would be required if the license for the table games was filled. Pennsylvania is one of the places in the United States where the unemployment rate is very high.
The 400 permanent casino jobs and the construction jobs that would be required at the Rivers Casino for the casino table games expansion is a number that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will take into careful consideration. Majority of these public hearings are only formalities.
The gaming facilities in Pennsylvania expect that the casino table games will be fully functional by summer. Once the games are operational, the state will have a good opportunity to surpassed Atlantic City as the gaming mecca in the northeast.
Rivers casino will table games like craps, which are only previously offered in casino facilities in the Las Vega Strip and Atlantic City in New Jersey.