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Centre County Casino Update

The new casino will be at the former Macy’s store site in the Nittany Mall. Thats according to this letter from a law firm representing the casino developers to College Township its part of new information on the casino project posted on the Township website. Last Fall former Penn State Trustee Ira Lubert was the high bidder in a state auction for a mini casino license.

Then this past January, Baily’s Corporation announced they’ll be partnering with Lubert on the project. The states gaming control board confirms Lubert’s application for an operational license was submitted this week and is under review and they’ll have no further comment at this point

“The gaming oversight will do reviews every step of the way,but at the end of the day,these are good paying jobs,and not just from Centre County,but also Clearfield Huntingdon,wherever they may come from,these are good paying jobs we’ll be able to bring into Centre County”

College Township officials say they’ve been contacted by a consulting firm doing a local impact report for a casino but the Township doesn’t expect any land development plans to be submitted until the state review is completed.

The developers now say they expect to begin construction in the second half of this year and it will take a year to complete. They add the project will casino include,along with slot machines,and table games, a restaurant,and entertainment facilities.

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