2010-08-12 / Local & State

Proposed Gettysburg-Area Casino Backed By County

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A renewed bid to build a casino near Gettysburg has county support.

Adams County commissioners voted 2-1 last Wednesday to back an application to Pennsylvania regulators for the Mason- Dixon Resort & Casino at a hotel within a mile of a Gettysburg National Military Park border.

In exchange, casino investors David LeVan and Joseph Lashinger agreed to contribute $1 million annually to the county treasury.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is holding a public hearing on the casino Aug. 31. In 2006, It rejected an attempt to build a much bigger casino after opponents said it would sully the character of the historic Civil War site.

Mason-Dixon is competing with three other applicants for Pennsylvania’s final resort casino license. It allows up to 600 slot machines and 50 table games.

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