SugarHouse table games hearing tomorrow; Gaming Board has allowed fewer slots to make way for table games

May 18, 2010

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on whether SugarHouse Casino should be allowed to operate table games.

Last week, the board approved a SugarHouse request to open with fewer slot machines, to make room for black jack and the like.

The table games  hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Great Hall of the Winnet Student Life Building, located on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.

The gaming board will consider the input received when it decides whether to allow SugarHouse to operate table games – a vote will be taken at a future board meeting.

Last week in Harrisburg, the SugarHouse team made a presentation requesting the board allow them to amend their statement of conditions so they could open with 98 fewer slot machines – 1,602 instead of 1,700 – making room for 40 table games.

The board granted the request, amending the statement of conditions to say that SugarHouse’s interim facility will open with no fewer than 1,600 slot machines.

-Posted by Kellie Patrick Gates

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