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Centre County Casino Update

Earlier this month, it was announced plans for a casino in Centre County made a major step forward with a new partner for the project.

More details are expected within the next two months.

Bally’s Corporation will be the casino’s managing partner with former Penn State trustee Ira Lubert who won a mini-casino license bid last year.

The casino is expected to be built at or near the former Macys store site at the Nittany Mall.

College Township officials tell 6 News an application to the state gaming commission is due by early March, and it’s to include the specific location and more operational details.

A local state representative on the House Gaming Oversight Committee says it’s part of the project’s review process.

Officials say Bally’s will need to submit the application to make sure every aspect of their online gambling meets state requirements.

Officials say they do this with their corporate partner to avoid some of the taxes, but they are good paying jobs for Centre, Clearfield, Cambria and Blair counties.

Bally’s expects to begin casino construction this year with work to take a year to complete at an overall cost of $120 million.

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