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Rumors of Lancaster casino causes unease

June 21, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

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Rumors of a casino coming to town brought scores of concerned residents to the board of supervisors meeting Monday.

LANCASTER TWP — Rumors of a casino coming to town brought scores of concerned residents to the board of supervisors meeting Monday, where officials tried to ease concerns and dispel any rumors of an imminent casino installation.

Chairman of the board Joe Plesniak denied rumors that supervisors had approved plans for a casino in the township without telling residents, and said while they had been approached by a company that may potentially bring a casino to the township, no applications had been filed.

Many people in the audience expressed frustration that council knew of a potential casino and did not communicate that to residents.

While no one has filed an application to bring a casino to the township Lancaster is eligible to receive one. It is within a 15 mile radius from New Castle, which was named as the center point of a license bought in February by Monroe County-based Mount Airy #1 LLC. The company operates a casino in the Poconos.

Read the full story in the Butler Eagle.

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