This week Pennsylvania casino group Penn National Gaming has announced that they've decided to drop their lawsuit that challenged the legality of mini-casino expansion within the Keystone State.
The lawsuit was originally filed in January in opposition to regulatory changes that allowed for the launch of up 10 ten micro casinos in the state. The facilities are to be outside of a 25 mile buffer from brick and mortar casinos and would offer a smaller-scale betting experience for punters that don't want to travel far to get wagers in.
Penn was staunchly against the smaller scale casinos and filed a federal lawsuit challenging the validity of the spots. The company said that they believe the micro-casinos aren't legal, but are abandoning the case as "a business decision". The company claims it will instead focus on the development of two new casino properties.
Penn National runs the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, which is located in central Pennsylvania. The casino offers slots, table games, and poker to customers as well as various dining options.