Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks 10-Mile Buffer Zone for Casino at Gettysburg

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An Associated Press reported highlighted the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that in 2011, gambling revenues in the Keystone State rose 22 percent to more than $3 billion. With numbers like that, it is hard to imagine a municipality or locality not wanting a gaming establish built to attract jobs and other ancillary business. But state Rep. Paul Clymer, R-Bucks, wants a 10-mile buffer zone around important historical locations, as reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

What sites in particular are trying to be protected?

According to the No Casino Gettysburg Network, PA HB2082 would prevent any casino from being built within 10 miles of two historic sites: the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Flight 93 Memorial. Both sites represent two of the more important historical locations in Pennsylvania....

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