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Friday, April 10, 2009

Valley Forge Convention Center to become home to new casino

Thursday's Inquirer reports that the Valley Forge Convention Center has been awarded "the first of two resort permits to be issued by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which intends to issue 14 of them. The resort license limits the casino to 500 slot machines."

From the article:

This casino will be open to guests of the convention center's two hotels and to customers who spend at least $10 at any of the other amenities at the complex, which will include restaurants and a new spa.

Those conditions, different from any of the other casinos Pennsylvania has licensed to date, should provide some crowd control, local officials said.


Thanks to reader Victor for the link!

2 comments:

VC said...

No Problem Jim!

I didn't think KOP / Valley Forge could get worse... I was wrong.

The development of the old golf course into more housing, retail and dining will make that entire First Ave area horrific. my only hope is that 422 is fixed before this is completed.

Anonymous said...

Are people really that backward thinking when it comes to this topic. What do you really think that 500 slot machines will do to the KOP area other than help generate more revenue. Does everyone really think that it will bring that much more congestion....500 slot machines that will basically only be used by those that are already at the hotel and/or convention center. Oh my god, what is next.....prostitution?