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Pa.’s gamble on casinos paying off big
Move dealt bad hand to Atlantic City
“Personally, I say, ‘The more the merrier,’” he said.
Unlike their counterparts in Nevada and New Jersey, most Pennsylvania casinos aren’t marketing themselves as vacation destinations. Some don’t even have adjoining hotels.
Instead, the goal of casino owners and lawmakers is to keep the gambling population in state. Luring guests from neighboring states that boast their own casinos is an unrealistic and unnecessary goal, gambling proponents say.
“I’d be satisfied to capture just the Pennsylvanians,” Mr. Rendell said. “There’s enough money to be made from them.”
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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.
Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.
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