Pennsylvania is in the midst of a process that will auction off a total of 10 licenses for mini-casinos or satellite casinos, legally known as casinos operating under a Category 4 license.
According to the PA Gambling website, a Category 4 licensed casino is allowed to operate between 300 and 750 slot machines and could could also petition for permission to initially operate up to 30 table games for an additional fee of $2.5 million. After the first year of operating, the casino could add an additional 10 tables games.
The law that created the mini-casinos provided municipalities the option to prohibit them. This action had to be taken as of December 31, 2017. Approximately 1,000 municipalities throughout the state took the option to opt-out (see the full list).
In MoreThanTheCurve.com’s coverage area, only Whitemarsh Township opted-out. The Borough of West Conshohocken tabled an opt-out ordinance late last year and based on the state’s list of municipalities that opted-out, never did.
The Borough of Conshohocken and Plymouth Township did not take the matter up (as far as we could find).
Doesn’t make a lot of sense to put a mini-casino in our coverage area with Valley Forge Casino Resort nearby. But you never know.