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Gambling saturation

In response to the news story “Sen. Ward fights to get Westmoreland a slice of gambling pie” : Senator, that horse has left the barn.

Where were you six or seven years ago when the licenses were discussed, sold and distributed and the casinos were built and opened?

Pennsylvania and adjoining states have saturated this business, and revenues are trending down across the board. I have eight casinos within less than a three-hour drive and 12 within a four-hour drive.

Finally, satellite parlors will unfortunately cater to local, lower-income individuals who cannot afford the extra monies to travel out of state, while the upper-incomes will continue to go to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Niagara Falls, etc.

Denny Biava

Mt. Pleasant


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