Gaming company wins rights to build mini-casino in Cumberland County

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. has won the rights to build a mini-casino in Cumberland County.

The Bensalem-based company submitted a bid of $8.1 million to build a new mini-casino in South Newton Township, near Shippensburg.

Sands Bethlehem was originally awarded the fourth mini-casino license Wednesday, but the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board invalidated the license after finding the location of the bid intruded upon a reserved area of a previously secured location held by Mount Airy.

Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc. was the only other bidder.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is auctioning the rights to 10 new mini-casinos. They can have 750 slot machines and license holders can pay another $2.5 million to operate 30 table games.

The first three licenses raised more than $110 million. Those casinos are to be built in York, Westmoreland and Lawrence counties.

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