Pennsylvania regulator to consider Wind Creek Bethlehem license renewal

June 4, 2024
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A public meeting is scheduled for the end of the month.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will meet at the end of this month to consider renewing Wind Creek Bethlehem’s Category 2 slot machine operator license.

The meeting is scheduled for June 27 at 10:30am at Bethlehem City Hall and is open to the public.

During the upcoming hearing, the board will also open the floor for public comments.

“Citizens, public officials and community groups can choose to speak or submit written testimony. Following this proceeding, the board will ultimately determine whether the licensee remains eligible and suitable consistent with the laws of the Commonwealth and are otherwise qualified to have the license renewed for a five-year period,” the board said in a statement.

Those who wish to speak at the hearing need to submit a request beforehand. In-person and written testimony requests must be submitted by June 25 on the regulator’s website.

The PGCB recently held a public meeting to levy $125,000 in fines against Wind Creek Bethlehem. The company was fined for 10 incidents involving underage individuals between the ages of 18 and 20. The board claimed that “underage individuals gained access to the gaming floor at the casino it operates” during a 20-month span.

Wind Creek Bethlehem is part of a chain of chain of Wind Creek Hospitality casinos. The company is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. Its multiple casino locations include Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Aruba, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Wind Creek Curacao, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wind Creek Wetumpka and Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada.

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