Proposed location of Mount Airy mini-casino in Beaver County / imagery via Beaver County GIS

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced the date of a public hearing on an application submitted by Mount Airy to build a casino in Beaver County. The meeting will offer the public an opportunity to provide its input about the proposed development in Big Beaver Borough.

Mount Airy announced on August 6 that it would seek to use a mini-casino license it was awarded by the state to build a “Mount Airy Pittsburgh” gaming establishment in Beaver County. The formal application they submitted to the state has not yet been released for public review.

The casino is expected to feature 750 slot machines, 30 table games, a high limit area, and a buffet. Provided all of its applications see approval, the facility is expected to open in late 2019.

The hearing on the application will take place on Tuesday, December 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the social room of the Big Beaver Borough Fire Station #14, located at 621 Friendship Road, Darlington, PA 16115.

More information about Mount Airy’s proposal will be provided at the meeting, which will also act as a forum for individuals to speak in support or opposition to the project. Those wishing to speak at the hearing must register in advance through the Board’s website by noon on December 3.

Individuals who are unable to attend the meeting can still place their written comments into the record prior to the hearing through the Gaming Control Board’s website, by email to boardclerk@pa.gov, or by fax to 717-265-7416. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than December 3, 2018 and sent to:

PA Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106
Attention: Board Clerk

The Gaming Control Board will be conducting a separate public hearing at a later date in Harrisburg for Mount Airy representatives to offer oral arguments and Board members to ask additional questions prior to a licensing decision.

See Also:

PA Gaming Control Board Investigating Mount Airy Founder – Proposed Beaver County Casino Still Needs State Approval

Mount Airy Announces It Is Building A Casino In Beaver County

In-Depth: Veon Attends Private Meeting About Possible Beaver County Casino – Faces Deposition About A Prior Failed Casino Venture

In-Depth: Beaver County Officials Remain Mum On Casino Meetings – Butler Officials Refused To Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

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John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

If our “representatives” want to make themselves useful for once, how about lobbying the Turnpike commission for a cap on the Route 376 extension tolls, so that outside visitors won’t be paying $5 one way tolls on that 16 miles of empty road to get to this casino? Think that might help developing that area?

Do that instead of having long debates about whether this will create 500 jobs or 1,000 jobs!!!

sezme
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sezme

” Proposed Development” ?? a little late to start a hearing, when the ground has been broken and the plans are already in place…john paul, perhaps you should contact some other mini casinos, and see how many full time employees they have, not including the management…just curious..

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Alright! Alright! Alright! If we can keep this entrepreneurial drive rolling with the addition of 3 or 4 Gumby smoke shops and 3 or 4 walmart size beer distributors, and of course some state stores sprinkled throughout this newly developed area we can then start aspiring to be an area on par with the likes of Chester WV. Now of course to achieve this there will have to be a good amount of pharmaceutical suppliers,i.e CVS, and we cannot forget that each and every place mentioned must have Pa lottery machines…manned and unmanned alike. Wow for once Mungo is starting to get a good feeling that these county representatives really have our backs and are truly looking out for the little man in all of this. I mean come on …why would anyone want to maybe hold off on addicting oneself to the above mentioned activities and maybe put a little something away for retirement, or a rainy day…..?

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Hate to say it but they are just going through the motions to make it look like the state did some due diligence. The unfortunate reality is that regardless of any opposition, they’ll build this mini Taj Mahal in the middle of nowhere then Amadio and Camp will move forward with using tax dollars to build their brilliant idea of a convention center. It’s no coincidence that they continue to claim that the county finances look good….they’re just hoping that we don’t go bankrupt before they can actually allocate and transfer the money.

The worst part of all of this is that there’s nothing that anybody can do to stop them. They both know that they’ll be voted out in two years but there’s no doubt that there are two very high paying jobs at the casino that have already been earmarked for them.

D Johnson
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D Johnson

Got to take the good with the bad. Jobs are being brought in with the cracker plant and now the casino. Nothing but negativity on this site.

ricimer
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ricimer

Ya why is the good in Beaver County only 2% and the bad the unthinkable 98%.Hope im on topic and kind enough…

ricimer
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ricimer

I may have made a mistake and not hit post comment. This concerns a personell incident. I have as many others been dealing with a very dangerous drug problem today looks like I didn’t make a mistake. Long story short New Brighton policeman threatened me that he was personally going to the DA of BC to file reckless endangerment charges against me from an incident that happened 3 days ago. I overdosed fell on a relatives leg who is elderly and she immediately called the ems. all of a sudden the dept. of aging is on our door took 20 minuites and the investigator said my mother is in great shape. A fter I told this NB officer this he replied well I am going to the district attorney myself personally and we are going over there heads. Hey how about posting this its a criminal act for a police officer to threaten a citizen and he says he is going to personally involve the DA. c Criminal official oppression. I know its of topic but this is important. You really think I am the only one here in good old Beaver County

The Ro
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The Ro

I’m wondering, if I’m still asleep and dreaming that I am reading the above letter about the “poor soul” whose “rights” are being stepped on.

ricimer
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ricimer

God forbid it happens to you or someone u love. Then see how it feels The Good Samaritan law been in effect since2014. And no ur not dreaming your living the Beaver County Nightmare. Hey I just got an idea instead of steel mills along the Ohio River in maybe 5 years well see concentration camps for those worthless drug addicts. And hey maybe just maybe creamatoria are not far behind.

ricimer
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ricimer

Wonder if you will feel the same way when your rights are being stepped on. Iwonder if you have ever been pulled over by a brutal zealos officer of the law at a drunk driving checkpoint and been abused for no reason or are you a police officer or just a lucky citizen.

Daedalus
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Daedalus

What’s the name of this New Brighton officer, so that I can call his Chief and commend him for a job well done?

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Hey there Mr Ricimer. Seriously a bit of helpful advice. You may want to ask JP to remove your comment because not only is it NOT on topic, but potentially very self incriminating. Especially for such an opinionated veteran commentator on BC. I’m sure he would do you a solid and remove it for you…..hopefully! One way or another Mungo wishes you luck going forward and hang in there cuz we need all hands on deck to get these cretins voted out come election time.

ricimer
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ricimer

Thanks for the advice partner . But u know sometimes just existing is not enough. Seeing those selfe styled Nazis in there cute little haircuts and they never come by ones or twos or threes they come by fives. If my memory serves me right back at the end of wwII there was a young poet named Neumuller. He wrote first they came for the people in the unions but I was not in the union so I did nothing.Then they came for the communists I was not a communist so I did nothing. Then they came for the Catholics I was not a Catholic so I did nothing. Then they came for the Jews. I was not a jew so I did nothing. Then they came for me and there was no one left to stand with me…..

sezme
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sezme

and this and all following rants of yours have absolutely WHAT do do with a casino ???

ricimer
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ricimer

Just a random thought. Like the events that recently happened in Pittsburgh. Nothing happens in a vaccum. Casinos Veon Askar fentanyl poisoned dope Gambling is not a serious addiction ? then why is gambling anonymous rooms so full? And out of whose pockets do the profits of these casinos come from. All the steel workers in the valley. Naw I think people who live on fixed incomes load em on the bus and head them to the slot machines.

Uncle Wah Wah
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Uncle Wah Wah

I’m happy to see the casino come here and I’m happy that the cracker plant is coming. BUT…. I will say this, based on what I have seen in the past 40 years. Do not just put these entities in and sit back and expect the spoils to come to BC. It’s an ever-evolving process to build on what works. A great example is Route 376 extension that I mentioned above. It was touted as “1,000 jobs per mile!!!” when it opened up. It’s lucky to have 1,000 vehicles a day on it with the tolls what they are. Same with all the failed Industrial Parks that litter the area. “Build it and they will come!” doesn’t work when you have hundreds of other communities across the country vying for the same thing and outworking you to get it.