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April 30, 2014

Registration deadline for track hearing nears

NEW CASTLE — Area residents have until May 6 to register to testify at the upcoming Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort hearing.

Anyone who wants to speak on the casino license for the proposed harness racing track and casino must be pre-registered with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by noon that day.

The public hearing is to provide a forum for individuals to voice support or opposition to the application by Endeka Entertainment to obtain a Category 1 (racetrack) casino license at its proposed facility in Lawrence County.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Mahoning Township Community Center, 4512 W. State St., Hillsville.

Nearly three dozen people have registered to speak. A complete list of those who have registered will be posted to the gaming board’s website Thursday.

Those still wishing to register to speak at the hearing should visit the board’s website at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov and click the “Lawrence Downs Casino Public Input Registration” link under the QuickLinks section of the home page.

The board also is accepting written comments. They may be submitted through the same website link, via fax to (717) 346-8350, or by mail to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Box 69060, Harrisburg, Pa. 17106, Attention: Board Secretary.

All information received by the board, either in oral or written form, will be included in the record the board will consider to grant or deny a license.

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