Mini Casino Lawsuit Dropped

Pennsylvania's Gaming Control Board says numerous recent changes are progressing smoothly now that a federal lawsuit challenging the gambling expansion has been dropped. The lawsuit was filed by Penn National, which argued mini casinos would jeopardize its Hollywood Casino in Dauphin County. But officials recently dropped the suit saying they'd rather focus on developing their own two mini-casino sites. Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Spokesman Doug Harbach says the suit had been the biggest obstacle to a sweeping gaming expansion-though a number of challenges remain. The state is also accepting applications for internet gaming licenses. Nine of Pennsylvania's 13 casino operators will pay 10 million dollars for online poker, slot machines, and table games.