PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia-area businessman who started the company that became Penn National Gaming has died.
Penn National spokesman Eric Schippers says Peter D. Carlino died Friday at a Philadelphia hospital at age 92.
A company release says Carlino was the first president of the Keystone Racing Association and helped form Keystone Race Track, which became Philadelphia Park.
Carlino bought Penn National Race Course in 1982, which led to the 1994 creation of Penn National Gaming.
The Wyomissing-based company is now run by his son, Peter M. Carlino, with gaming operations across the country.
Penn National says the elder Carlino also served as chairman of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority under Mayor Frank Rizzo.
His survivors include eight children.
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