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Montgomery County's Valley Forge Casino Resort Pays Pennsylvania $1M to Open Up Access to Gambling

Pennsylvania collects 1st $1 million under new gambling law

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    Pa. Already Cashing in on Gambling Expansion

    The Valley Forge Casino Resort has paid $1 million to open its doors to all gamblers. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal has more on the changes that could still come to the Montgomery County casino.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017)

    Cash is already rolling into Pennsylvania's coffers as a result of a sprawling, two-day-old gambling expansion law thanks a a $1-million payment from a Montgomery County resort.

    The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that Valley Forge Casino Resort paid a $1 million fee to allow gambling by people who aren't taking part in other amenities there.

    The provision allowed the payment by the state's two licensed resort casinos to be relieved of requirements in the original 2004 casino law that gamblers also must take part in other amenities at an establishment or be guests there. You could also have paid to play, using an access card.

    "A few other elements of the law, one is our ability to potentially expand our slot floor — an additional 250 machines — and potentially add a poker room," Valley Forge Casino Resort president and CEO Eric Pearson told NBC10.

    Pennsylvania Governor Signs Gambling Expansion Plan

    [PHI] Pennsylvania Governor Signs Gambling Expansion Plan

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, D, approves a set of bills to help close the state's budget gap. Wolf signed a gambling expansion plan that brings gaming to truck stops and other locations.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017)

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill on Monday, and the effect is immediate.

    Valley Forge Casino says on its website it's open to the public at no cost.