Last month, we asked our members to respond to a brief, three-question survey regarding a possible casino in our area, which followed the Bloomsburg Town Council passing a resolution that would allow a “mini casino” to locate within the town. Several other municipalities in Columbia and Montour counties have also indicated they are open to consideration.
As a part of the 2017-18 state budget law that was signed last fall, Pennsylvania made 10 Category 4 casino licenses available through an auction process, which is currently underway. Under the legislation, local municipalities have the option as to whether or not they would allow such establishments.
Here are the results of the survey:
1. Do you think a mini casino located in our area would benefit your business?
Yes 29 40%
No 32 44%
Unsure 11 15%
2. Would you be in favor of a mini casino locating in our area?
Yes 35 49%
No 23 32%
Unsure 14 19%
3. What type of organization do you represent?
Retail 8 11%
Restaurant/Food 11 15%
Entertainment/Arts 3 4%
Service 25 35%
Manufacturing 7 10%
Non-profit 18 25%
Thanks to all that took the time to respond, and congratulations to the winner of the free month of ads in E-Biz, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling.