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April 10, 2011

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will meet on Thursday to decided on a new casino proposal. The new casino is planned to be located half a mile away from the Gettysburg National Military Park. Their decision could have a major impact on the Mid Atlantic tourism.

Mason-Dixon polling conducted a survey about the proposed casino. The results were not in favor. 66 percent of the people were not for a new casino. 60 percent would also like to see future casinos stopped in the future by use of legislature.

Gettysburg National Military Park is a major attraction for tourists. The Civil War Preservation Trust is opposed to the idea of a casino being built so close to the battlefield. This year is the 150 anniversary of the war. They are expecting a rise in tourism this year.

Opponents to the casino proposal feel that the casino will distract from the experience for visitors to the battlefield in a negative way. They also feel that it will discourage tourists from visiting.

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