Pennsylvania: Despite outpouring of public comment, PSU trustees decline to take stance on casino project

Pennsylvania: Despite outpouring of public comment, PSU trustees decline to take stance on casino project

Article brief provided by Centre Daily Times
  • Josh Moyer, Centre Daily Times
September 23, 2022 7:12 PM
Updated: September 27, 2022 9:30 AM
  • Josh Moyer, Centre Daily Times
  • Pennsylvania
  • Commercial Casinos

Centre County residents and others have called for Penn State’s board of trustees to take a public stance on a proposed nearby casino that some believe could be harmful to University Park students — but trustees chairman Matt Schuyler said Friday the board would not be weighing in.

The proposed mini-casino, which would be built at College Township’s Nittany Mall, is about 3 miles from the University Park campus and is being headed by Ira Lubert, a university alum and former trustees chairman. But Schuyler said such decisions are made by municipalities and the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and not by the university. He said the board received more than 200 comments about the casino.