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Table games on fast track in Pennsylvania

21 September 2009

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- As reported by The Press of Atlantic City: "George Toth, chief executive officer of the Mount Airy Casino Resort, already knows how many table games he will have and where he will put his brand new poker room.

"'From the day they say table games are legal in Pennsylvania, we can be operational in three to six months,' Toth said eagerly.

"Now he's got his approval. Pennsylvania lawmakers reached a budget deal Friday night that will legalize table games, opening the door for an estimated $200 million in extra gambling fees and taxes annually for the cash-starved commonwealth.

"State officials say blackjack, roulette, poker, craps and other table games should be introduced in about six to nine months - a little slower than Toth's ambitious timetable - once the regulatory system is completed..."

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