Pennsylvania Board Awards Casino Table Games Approval to Three State Gaming Facilities

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Pennsylvania Board Awards Casino Table Games Approval to Three State Gaming Facilities

Pennsylvania is quickly climbing the list of states in the US that has a formidable presence in the casino gambling market. Three more casino establishments in the state received to greenlight to offer casino table games on April 8th, 2010.

The Gaming Control Board has been busy over the past few months holding hearings in the counties where casino facilities have petitioned for the right to offer casino table games like craps, which cannot be previously enjoyed by Pennsylvanian gamblers since it is only offered in gaming facilities in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Casino establishments like Sands Resort Bethlehem, Mount Airy Casino Resort and Hollywood Casino at the Penn National Race Course all received approval for casino table games. Gambling Analyst Steve Schwartz said that by the end of this year, casinos in Pennsylvania should have surpassed New Jersey as the top gambling mecca in northeastern United States.

Schwartz added that the table games will play a key role in the Pennsylvania casinos bid on the top position in the gaming industry. Pennsylvania casinos already achieved a historic milestone in December 2009 when it had a bigger slot machine earnings compared with Atlantic City.

That achievement was followed by the approval of the casinos games by state lawmakers in January 2010. Other states in the northeast are also keeping pace with the expansion of Pennsylvania's gaming industry.

New York and Maryland have already expanded their gaming offering and Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine officials are also contemplating their gambling options. The state of Delaware had already passed sports wagering last year.


Sophie White