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Push in Pennsylvania for table games

3 June 2009

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- As reported by Philadelphia Inquirer: "Given the rousing success of Pennsylvania's fledgling slots-only casinos, it is no stretch to wonder what the added benefits might be if the full array of table games - blackjack, poker, roulette, and others - were available.

"Harrisburg's recession-driven $3.2 billion budget shortfall also summons the thought.

"State Rep. William DeWeese (D., Greene) made a case for full-blown casinos last year, and he is actively pushing for table games again. He says he believes it makes even more sense now.

"...DeWeese confirmed that he was putting the last touches on legislation that would allow table games. If House Bill 21 - get it ... 21 ... like Blackjack? - were to pass, Pennsylvania's casinos would offer all of the same gambling available in Las Vegas and Atlantic City..."

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