Opposition to a proposed casino 1/2 mile from the Gettysburg NMP
PA HB889, would prevent any future state licensed casino from being placed within 10 miles of the Gettysburg National Military Park or the Flight 93 Memorial. If you live in PA please ask your legislator to vote YES on HB 889, which is now in committee.
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4/14/11 PGCB RULES - NO GETTYSBURG CASINO!!!
9/30/11 No Casino Gettysburg awarded the Otto Haas Award for Preservation by Preservation Pennsylvania.
6/20/11 Mason Dixon appeals to the PA Supreme Court. 9/2011 LeVan tries to break his contract with Lashinger so he can pursue ANOTHER Gettysburg casino.
5/21/11 No Casino Gettysburg named "Preservation Organization of the Year" by Civil War Trust . Jeff Griffith, our volunteer who created this Legacy film, was awarded the Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award for the film.
This award winning LEGACY video (9 minutes) was presented as testimony to the PA Gaming Control Board.http://www.civilwar.org/video/our-gettysburg-legacy.html
In 2005 and 2006 No Casino Gettysburg helped prevent the proposed “Crossroads” casino just one mile from the Gettysburg National Military Park. Under the law race tracks automatically get slots and table games too. In 2007 and 2008 the investor tried to get the Harness Racing Commission to consider building a new Harness track in Adams County, but lost that battle too. In 2009 the same investor who proposed that project tried again. David LeVan and Joseph Lashinger Jr. tried to establish a “resort” casino even closer, just 1/2 mile from the southern border of the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg PA. This casino was planned for the property of Eisenhower Inn on the historic Emmitsburg Rd. (old business route 15) - the Journey Through Hallowed Ground.The PA Gaming Control Board voted NO on April 14,2011 after an 18 month battle.
This predatory business just doesn’t fit in this location. Gettysburg is America’s most beloved small town, the site of what some historians consider the most important battle of American history. Approximately 51,000 Americans on both sides were casualties in 3 days! People visit here because they can learn history and relax in a family friendly community. We don’t want the identity of our town changed to a “casino town”. This project was opposed by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Civil War Trust, The National Parks Conservation Association, The American Legion, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Preservation Pennsylvania, as well as 16 Adams county community groups. Governor Tom Corbett, Ex-Gov Rendell, Veterans for Gettysburg. A poll done April, 2011 before the decision found 41% of Adams County in favor of the casino and 45% opposed. The Gaming Board said that the project had an "unacceptably large" amount of local opposition.
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