Odds for Lehigh Valley, Poconos Slots Improve
As reported by the Morning Call: "The odds of a casino coming to the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos or both got better this week as opposition to a proposed $650 million slots parlor, hotel and convention center in Limerick Township intensified. "Township supervisors voted unanimously Thursday night to tell the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board they oppose the slots parlor. Boyd Gaming, one of the nation's largest gambling companies, proposed the casino for a 125-acre site near the Limerick nuclear power plant.
"Officials in Allentown and Bethlehem, which are both potential host cities for a new casino, said opposition in Limerick can only make a Lehigh Valley slots parlor more likely.
"Six companies are competing for two licenses to build stand-alone casinos outside Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Two casinos are proposed in the Poconos, and one each is proposed in Allentown, Bethlehem, the Gettysburg area and Limerick, Montgomery County.
".In their vote against the casino, the Limerick supervisors directed community outreach consultant Mike Pincus to present their opposition to the gaming board. The five supervisors did not say why they're against the casino."