Expanded gaming in Pa. could raise revenue, boost jobs

Legalizing table games in Pennsylvania could create 10,000 jobs, as well as more than $164 million in annual gaming taxes, according to a recent study by New Jersey-based Innovation Group. Meanwhile, Gregory Fajt, the chairman and executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, said the state's three-year-old gambling industry has provided 8,000 jobs in the state. Pennsylvania's ninth casino will open this August in Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia will host its first casino in 2010.

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Express-Times (Easton-Bethlehem, Pa.), The · Delaware County Daily Times (Primos, Pa.)

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