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Casino gaming operations suspended in Pennsylvania

10 December 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today will be working with the 12 operating casinos in the Commonwealth on closing procedures as part of a COVID-19 mitigation order announced by Governor Tom Wolf today.

Under the order, the following casinos will cease all gaming activities and patron entry by 12:01 a.m. Saturday, 12 December:

- Harrah's Philadelphia

- Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

- Lady Luck Casino - Nemacolin

- Live! Casino Pittsburgh

- The Meadows

- Mohegan Sun Pocono

- Mount Airy Casino Resort

- Parx Casino

- Presque Isle Downs & Casino

- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

- Valley Forge Casino Resort

- Wind Creek Bethlehem

Rivers Casino Philadelphia had already closed on 20 November in accordance with an order from the City of Philadelphia.

Under the Governor’s order, casinos may reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Gaming Control Board Executive Director Kevin O’Toole says that public health and safety of patrons, casino employees and others are of paramount importance.

“The Board is continuously monitoring developments and will update licensees and the public as frequently as possible with any new developments,” O’Toole says.

The closures do not effect other forms of gaming regulated by the Gaming Control Board offered via the internet including casino-type games, sports wagering and fantasy contests.

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