Start Time Changed for December 16th Gaming Control Board Meeting
em>Agenda will not include vote on Category 3 license em> HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 9, 2010/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced today that the start time for its meeting on Thursday, December 16, 2010 will be 9:00 a.m. rather than the previously announced 10:00 a.m. start. The meeting venue remains at the Pennsylvania State Museum Auditorium in Harrisburg. In addition, the Board also announced that a vote to award the final Category 3
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