Pennsylvania's Gambling Expansion Proving Unpopular at the Local Level
"Two hundred Pennsylvania municipalities [pdf] have already opted out of hosting a new miniature casino," reports Katie Meyer. Moreover, 12 counties that already have casinos also have the option to allow "remote video gaming terminals" in truck stops. So far, three of the eligible counties have said no to the idea.
The cities were given the option to welcome a new casino as part of a gambling operations expansion approved by the State Legislature in October as a source of revenue.
"Municipalities have until January to decide whether they want to play host to a mini-casino, and more are expected to opt out this month," according to Meter.