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Pennsylvania Resorts Battle for Last Blackjack Casino License

Aug 30, 2010

Pennsylvania gambling laws
State of Pennsylvania

Earlier this year, the US state of Pennsylvania changed its gambling laws to allow local casinos to offer table games like blackjack and roulette. Pennsylvania’s new blackjack games and blackjack tournaments have been a boon for the state, which is seeing gambling revenue increase dramatically as the months progress.

Now, the state has just one gambling license left to give away, and hotel resorts across the state are battling for it. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will decide by the end of the year which resort will be granted the remaining casino table games license.

The board is looking for a small resort with a strong appeal to out-of-state visitors, because they want the last licensed casino to be a draw for tourists, who bring revenue into the state. The license will grant the winner permission to offer up to 600 slot machines and 50 table games.

Whichever resort is finally awarded the license, it is likely that its new casino will be open only to resort customers, not to the general public. Pennsylvania residents and other gamblers throughout the United States who are interested in playing blackjack but who don’t have access to a local blackjack casino should consider playing online blackjack games. There are some great internet casinos out there that let you play blackjack online for cash in the United States.


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