Thursday, December 16, 2010

Rep. Vereb Supports Revocation of Casino License

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) released the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's decision today to revoke the license to Foxwoods Casino in Philadelphia:
"For more than a year, I have called for the revocation of this license. Foxwoods ignored deadlines set by the Gaming Control Board and continually delayed construction. Foxwoods was given preferential treatment for far too long and finally today the Gaming Control Board put an end to it. When Foxwoods was awarded one of the Commonwealth's gaming licenses, it had a responsibility to the people of the Commonwealth to fulfill the requirements set forth by the board to help bring additional property tax relief to the people of Pennsylvania.

"Today's board decision is a step in the right direction in removing the cloud of suspicion that has surrounded this industry since the original gaming law was first enacted in 2004. I fully support the board's decision and hope this signifies a new era for the board in which the people of Pennsylvania are put before special gaming interests."

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