Pa. casino group says its activity wasn't lobbying

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - December 29, 2009

A Pennsylvania Casino Association official wrote in a response letter that its activities didn't meet the state's legal definition of lobbying.

The association sent e-mails to legislators and aired a radio ad.

House Gaming Oversight Committee Chairman Dante Santoni sent a letter last month citing the group's activities surrounding a bill to expand casino gambling.

Santoni says he hasn't decided whether to hold a hearing on the matter.

The Pittsburgh-based casino association is chaired by former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Zappala.

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