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Casino analyst favors G'burg
Saturday, December 16, 2006 at 8:30:59 AM
HARRISBURG — With state regulators considering where to award slot-machine gambling licenses, a Wall Street analyst said that a proposal for a slots parlor near the Gettysburg battlefield is a better choice than two competitors in the Pocono Mountains.
The proposed Crossroads Gaming Resort & Spa, which has sparked protests by Civil War preservationists and others, has become a hot potato for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Numerous politicians, including Gov. Ed Rendell, have expressed opposition to a gambling hall near the historic Gettysburg National Military Park, which commemorates the three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War.
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