After nearly a two-and-a-half year wait, the proposed mini-casino in Centre County finally received state approval Wednesday for its license — but two potential hurdles could still further delay construction.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously in Harrisburg on Wednesday afternoon to OK the mini-casino license for SC Gaming Op Co, LLC and owner Ira Lubert, who intends to construct the $120 million casino at the Nittany Mall in College Township. But the casino license cannot be issued until all appeals are exhausted. And it’s possible a competitor and losing bidder for the license — Stadium Casino RE, LLC, which runs Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia — could choose to appeal.