Friday, November 14, 2008

Pittsburgh Casino Now Has Official License

The owners of Pittsburgh's casino now officially have a slots gaming license. Mary DiGiacomo Colins, who chairs the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, formally presented the license today in a brief ceremony outside the casino's construction site on the North Shore.

Holdings Acquisitions Co. LP says construction is on time and on budget, despite the slowing economy. The casino is expected to open in August. Construction will continue through the winter. Next month, crews plan to wrap the casino's steel frame in a "skin" that will allow them to work on the interior of the building while avoiding the elements.

Casino owners have set up a website where they have begun posting jobs. As of today, only six jobs have been listed on, but more will go up next year. Most line positions are expected to be posted in the spring.

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