HARRISBURG, Pa. - August 28, 2009 State Gaming Control Board Chairman Gregory Fajt warned
Foxwoods officials before the unanimous vote to stop any further
consideration of alternative sites - despite continuing opposition
from citizen activists.
The vote followed a lively hearing at which more than two dozen
protesters held up signs urging the board to "pull the plug" on
the project and repeatedly interrupted the proceeding.
Foxwoods executives said they plan to open an "interim" casino
with at least 1,500 slot machines by the new May 2011 deadline and
to expand in the years ahead.
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