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Fernwood Resorts Petitions the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission for More Slot Machines

On October 5th, 2008, a resort in Monroe County says that the economy is not letting up on its desire to add slot machines. The Fernwood Resort in East Stroudsburg commented that they are still applying for a license for slot machines from the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission, even after the Split Rock Lodge in Carbon County recently pulled out their application, saying that the economy is very volatile.

The Fernwood Resort said that they are ready if the gambling commission approves a license for their five hundred slot machines. It is a move that the company said could improve business for the Poconos in a time of economic downturn. Gina Bertucci of the Fernwood resort said that it give peoples a chance to do something new at their property and adds that it will really help boost the Pocono Tourism. With the current economic slowdown, some time share proprietors said that they are hoping that the new slot machines could bring in more customers for them.

Harold Bell of Montclair, New Jersey said that the slot machines are an investment. Bell said that he is hoping that Fernwood Resort successfully get the slot machines. With more than 500,000 visitors every year and around nine hundred hotel rooms, Fernwood Resort said that it plays a key role in the Poconos economy and the gambling license will only improve business better. The Fernwood Resort expects to learn if they are approved for the gambling license by the end of 2008.


Monday, 17 November 2008
Cindy Alfonso