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.