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Barden wins Pittsburgh license

20 December 2006

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – As reported by the Pittsburgh Business Times: "The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board ended months of speculation and debate Wednesday with the selection of a plan by Detroit businessman Don Barden for Pittsburgh's lone slots casino license.

"Barden, who told the state he can have a permanent 5,000-slot-machine casino up and running on Pittsburgh's North Shore by early 2008, was a consistent long shot in the past year against two competitors with deeper pockets, St. Louis-based Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. and a team headed by Forest City Enterprises Inc., an $8 billion real estate company based in Cleveland…"

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