Penn National Gaming has been granted more time to select the site of a mini-casino it wants to build in York County.
The company in January submitted a winning bid of just over $50 million for a casino that would go inside a 30-mile circle centered in Yoe.
The law says Penn National Gaming has six months to officially announce the site. That would have been July 12, but the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday granted a two-month extension.
Penn National now has until Sept. 12 to select a spot or it risks forfeiting the $50 million.
“All of the casinos that won awards for Category 4’s are certainly out trying to make deals on exactly where the casino will be located,” board spokesman Doug Harbach said. “We expect applications to come in relatively soon, but they do have the opportunity to extend two months after the original six months, and that’s what Penn National did today.”
Penn National operates a full casino in Grantville. It also won a mini-casino bid for a site on the Lancaster-Berks county line.
Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, the owner of the Parx Casino in Bucks County, won a bid for a casino that would go inside a 30-mile circle centered in Shippensburg.