Pennsylvania Board Approves Licenses
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today voted unanimously to approve licenses for three companies that filed applications to be manufacturers of slot machines and associated equipment in the Commonwealth. Separately, the Board voted unanimously to approve licenses for 12 companies that filed applications to be suppliers of slot machines and associated equipment. All licenses are subject to a series of conditions set by the Board to ensure that the requirements of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, and Board rules and regulations are met. "Approving these licenses is another major step forward for gaming in Pennsylvania," said Tad Decker, chairman of the Board. By considering the manufacturer and supplier licenses today, the Board fulfilled its statutory obligation to consider manufacturer and supplier licenses at least 90 days before it votes on any operator licenses, Decker said. Today's votes keep the Board on track for considering operator license applications as early as September 2006, he added.