HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced that Mercer County will be the location of a new casino.
The location will be within a 15 miles radius of Hempfield Township.
The announcement was made Wednesday.
The bid for the casino came from casino operator Sands Bethlehem at $9.8 million.
HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has invalidated a bid from a proposed casino in Mercer County.
The bid for the casino came from Las Vegas Sands Corp., the operator Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, at $9.8 million.
Wednesday afternoon, the Gaming Control Board announced that the proposal for a casino in the area of Hempfield Township intruded upon the reserved area of a previously secured by Mount Airy. That proposal was to build a casino in Lawrence County.
Therefore, the bid has been invalidated.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s Executive Director Kevin O’Toole will proceed to consider the award for the fourth Category 4 casino auction to the second and only other bidder, Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc.
Representatives of the Gaming Control Board will reconvene at 10 a.m. Thursday
Each mini-casino can have 750 slot machines and license holders can pay another $2.5 million to operate 30 table games. The first three licenses raised over $110 million.
Bids are limited to the state’s licensed casino owners, for now.