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Weather delays state's third mini casino auction

Rich Cholodofsky
| Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

The third auction for a mini casino license in Pennsylvania has been postponed due to impending bad weather expected Wednesday.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced the auction will now be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Harrisburg.

State officials already have seen more than $90 million bid on the first two licenses auctioned in January, including one facility planned in Westmoreland County.

Stadium Live LLC bid $40.1 million to reserve a license to build a small casino within a 15-mile region centered in Derry Township.

State officials will auction off 10 mini casino licenses through May for the rights to build small facilities that have up to 750 slot machines and up to 40 table games.

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