Greenwood emerge the big winner of the 4th mini-casino license in Pa! Indeed, moments after the PGCB rejected the Sand’s bid for failure to find a site. Greenwood Gaming bid was accepted, and it’s an excellent news! If you remember, last month, the Sand’s made the headlines a couple of times. Indeed, it seems the company had chosen a site that stepped on Mount Airy area. Because of its inability to find a location, The PGCB refused their application. So, a license free-up and Greenwood won the bid!
Finding the right site is vital for Greenwood!
Following the news, a spokesman at Greenwood said when asked about a site. “There’s a corridor of interest by the interstate 81. It’s between Chambersburg and Carlisle. But as of now, we don’t have a preferred location. Anywhere within 30-miles is still under consideration.“
Some municipalities are more welcoming than others.
Indeed, Cumberland believes that a casino would help the region’s economy. Jonathan Bowser, CE of the Economic Development Corp., said. “It fits into our mission of creating employment and, increasing visitor spent. ”
But, the Carlisle Borough is not happy about the idea.
Sean Schultz, a council member, said. “The idea is not all sunshine and rainbows. I worried about higher costs in emergency services and social issues.” In the same interview, he also said that he’s worried about addictions and families of the region.”
As you’ve guessed it, everyone has an opinion about casinos. It’s the nature of the industry, and until Greenwood announces a location. We can only hope that everyone will be happy with their decision. Don’t worry; we’ll relay any official statements and update once they found a site. Plus will make sure to give you any insights on an opening date. So bookmark this website to always know the latest pa casino news.