Mount Airy Casino Resort has Pennsylvania gaming license renewed
Mount Airy Casino Resort, located in the Pocono Mountains, is the latest recipient of a renewed license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). The regulatory body announced that its members unanimously voted to let Mount Airy #1, the operator licensee, continue business for the next five years.
The process of granting the operator started as far back as late summer of 2022. As part of the process, the body conducted a public hearing in the operator’s host municipality, Paradise Township, to know the people’s opinion of the casino resort.
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Citizens, including public officials and community groups, had the opportunity to send in a written testimony or verbally express their minds during the hearing. In addition, PGCB evaluated Mount Airy’s performance by speaking to bodies working in the gambling industry such as the Office of Enforcement Counsel, Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement, Office of Compulsive and Problem Gaming, and Bureau of Casino Compliance.
The Paradise Township hearing was not the only hearing where Mount Airy was discussed. In Harrisburg, board members held a meeting to discuss any other lingering issues that may not have been thrashed out during the public hearing. However, when none was found, the board voted to renew the operator’s license.
Mount Airy is Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four Diamond casino and adults-only resort. The venue boasts a 284-room hotel, a large gaming floor with 1,632 slot machines and 84 table games, and a FoxBet sportsbook that offers online sports betting.