Pennsylvania approves licence for new Bally’s casino
| By Robert Fletcher
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) voted unanimously to award a licence to SC Gaming OpCo to construct a new land-based casino in College Township, Centre County.
Ira Lubert, owner of SC Gaming OpCo, secured the rights to construct a casino at the site in September 2020 with a winning bid of $10.0m. Lubert filed an application with the PGCB in January of 2021 to locate the casino in a 94,000sq ft space that formerly housed Macy’s Department Store at the Nittany Mall.
Following an in-depth background investigation of the application, the PGCB held a final licensing hearing to issue the licence to the new casino, which will be operated by Bally’s Corporation.