Second Philadelphia Casino Gets Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Thumbs Up

A proposal to build a second casino in Philadelphia took a step towards reality last week, but the newest Pennsylvania casino still has a long way to go.

A proposal to build a second casino in Philadelphia, PA took a step towards becoming reality last week.

But while the company approved to build the Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia project in 2014 jumped through one legal hoop, a series of others is expected to confront it long before the City of Brotherly Love finds itself with two casinos.

The Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia project

Stadium Casino LLC’s original proposal to build the Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia near The South Philadelphia Sports Complex was approved by state regulators in November 2014. The Sports Complex is home to Philadelphia’s professional sports teams.

SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood opened in 2010 and remains the city’s only casino. There are 12 total casino properties in PA.

Both SugarHouse and Market East, a second company that bid for the casino project and lost, were among those initially opposing the project. They claimed investor Bob Manoukian’s interest in the project was in contravention of the state’s one and one-third rule. This rule states a majority owner in one casino can’t own more than one-third of another.

Manoukian currently owns approximately 85 percent of Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment, Inc., which owns and operates Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA, a half hour outside of Philadelphia.

The Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia project was originally presented as a 50/50 partnership between Greenwood and gaming and hospitality developer The Cordish Companies.

Thumbs up from PA Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to sort out the ownership issue before it issued a gaming license.

At a public hearing last month, Manoukian claimed to be transferring a 17 percent interest in the project into a trust for his three sons, leaving him with a little less than 29 percent of the proposed new casino.

As a result, the Gaming Board ruled unanimously last week that Manoukian’s interests in both Parx and the Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia project fit within state limits.

Appeals pending

However, Market East could still appeal the decision in the courts.

Plus, Sugarhouse is said to be exploring its legal options after the Gaming Board denied it standing in the case. Market East has 30 days to appeal the ruling. In the meantime, the Gaming Board plans to ensure Manoukian sets up the trust as explained before issuing the project a gaming license.

The state would be able to collect on a $75 million licensing fee should it issue the project a gaming license this year.

A $600 million gaming and entertainment destination

If construction does go ahead, the $600 million Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia project is expected to take over a year to complete. It will be a world-class hotel, gaming, dining, and entertainment destination in the heart of the Stadium District.

The casino will feature 2,000 slot machines and 125 table games.

Gambler In Mohegan Sun Loyalty Card Scam Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

The gambler in a loyalty club scheme that defrauded Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in PA out of more than $420k was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. 

The gambler in an intricate loyalty club scheme that ultimately defrauded Mohegan Sun Pocono out of more than $420,000 has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. 

Dallas, PA resident Mark Heltzel, 52, was also ordered to pay back the $420,147 he won from May 2014 to April 2015 using credits loaded onto various loyalty club membership cards by a former Mohegan Sun Pocono executive as a part of the scam. 

Heltzel pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. He was sentenced by US District Judge A. Richard Caputo last week. 

According to court documents, Heltzel conspired with Mohegan Sun Pocono vice president for player development Robert Pellegrini, 51, and Mohegan Sun Pocono cocktail waitress Rochelle Poszeluznyj, 39, to run the lucrative scam. 

The loyalty club scheme

Poszeluznyj would record the names and player loyalty club personal identification numbers of players while she served them drinks. She would then pass the information on to Pellegrini, who would use it to print duplicate player club cards and load them up with free play credits.

Pellegrini would pass the cards on to Heltzel. As the gambler, Heltzel’s role was to gamble with the free play credits at slots and video poker machines. The group would then split up any winnings. 

Heltzel reportedly turned $478,000 in free play credits into $420,147 in profits over an 11-month period. 

Pellegrini was determined to be the ring leader by Judge Caputo. He also plead guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Pellegrini was sentenced to 32 months in prison this past June. After pleading guilty on similar charges, Poszeluznyj is expected to be sentenced later this month. 

Pellegrini claimed a gambling addiction him down a path to the scam. He reportedly lost $30,000 a day at competing local PA casinos.

Pellegrini resolved a dispute between Heltzel and casino staff by offering him $10,000 in free play in $1,000 weekly increments. After that, Heltzel befriended Pellegrini and became a regular at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Heltzel told the court he “succumbed to temptation” when Pellegrini later offered him a role in the scam. 

Gambler suffers lapse in judgement

Heltzel’s lawyer Demetrius Fannick claimed Heltzel’s role as gambler in the scam represented a lapse in judgment and was out of character for him. He also said Heltzel’s casual gambling and drinking had snowballed out of control, leading him here. 

In a plea for leniency, Heltzel claimed his role in the scam led to him hitting rock bottom. He has been undergoing counseling for alcohol and gambling addictions ever since. 

IRS investigation uncovers all

The scam went undetected for so long because it was part of Pellegrini’s job to provide free play credits to high rollers. Evidence of the scam was eventually uncovered by an Internal Revenue Service investigation. The investigation also involved the Pennsylvania State Police. 

Mohegan Sun Pocono was Pennsylvania’s first slot machine facility. The property sits on the outskirts of Wilkes-Barre, PA. It features a harness track alongside more than 2,300 slots and live table games. 

Casino operations at Mohegan Sun Pocono first opened in November 2006. The state authorized slot machines at racetracks and casino locations across Pennsylvania in 2004.

No Real Money Online Gambling In PA Yet, But Mount Airy Casino Resort Launches Social Casino Online

Measures seeking to legalize internet casinos in PA may have stalled in the legislature, but one of the Pennsylvania’s casino resorts has gone live online.

Measures seeking to legalize internet casinos in Pennsylvania may have stalled in the legislature. However, at least one of the state’s casino resorts went live online last month.  

Mount Airy Casino Resort launched the social casino site Play Mount Airy, offering a number of free-to-play social casino games for PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.

The social casino offers no real-money gaming at this point. However, it would appear to be just the flip of a switch away should Pennsylvania lawmakers finally pass the online gambling legislation they have been considering. 

A comprehensive gambling expansion bill in PA

Over the past few months, the Pennsylvania legislature came close to passing a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that would legalize, regulate and tax: 

  • PA online casinos
  • PA online poker rooms
  • Daily fantasy sports
  • Video gaming terminals at liquor licensed establishments; and
  • Tablet gaming at airport locations

The plan to allow video gaming terminals at liquor licensed establishments and proposed tax rates for online casinos have proved the biggest stumbling blocks for the bill. 

Pennsylvania’s 12 land-based casinos currently pay a 54 percent tax on slot machine revenue and 16 percent on table games. 

The PA Senate first passed legislation including a 54 percent proposed tax rate on online casino games. However, the House amended the bill, changing that rate to 16 percent. The House also added the plan to authorize video gaming terminals at licensed establishments. 

Negotiations went on throughout July as a part of the state’s budget. In fact, lawmakers ultimately included $200 million in taxes from gambling expansion in that budget. However, lawmakers have yet to pass the comprehensive gambling expansion bill, with influential Sen. Jay Costa remarking on Twitter that the issue will be taken up again this fall. 

Play Mount Airy

In the meantime, Mount Airy Casino Resort continued to develop its social casino platform using iGaming developer Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions‘ private label social casino solution Greentube Pro. Kenny Huang and the team at Greentube subsidiary BlueBat Games also helped design the Mount Airy social casino. 

In the end, the company created a customized social casino product allowing players to experience the resort online and officially launched it in late July.  

The Mount Airy-branded product reflects the physical appearance of Mount Airy Casino Resort, including a virtual rendition of the property’s lobby and main casino. 

Additionally, games on the site were designed by Greentube and other third-party software providers. 

“Our goal was to build a social platform that delivered part of the Mount Airy Casino Resort experience into players’ homes and hands,” Mount Airy Casino Resort Executive Vice President and General Manager John Culetsu said. “We are proud to offer this platform to our regional players as well as casino enthusiasts throughout the country.”  

From social to land-based casinos

Greentube believes online social casinos can help draw foot traffic to land-based casinos. In fact, according to SuperData research, 82 percent of social casino gamers visited a land-based casino within the past year. In addition, 60 percent have visited within the past six months.  

According to the data, millions of players prepare to visit brick-and-mortar casinos by playing on a social casino online. 

“Social casinos are the gateway to attracting new players to visit a casino property and the means by which casinos can entice previous players to return,” Greentube North America President of Market Development Gabriel Cianchetto said. “With our assistance, Mount Airy Casino Resort is aptly positioned to deploy the latest marketing technologies and game content.”

Proposed Philadelphia Casino May Be Further Complicating PA Online Gambling Bill

A bill aimed at clearing a path for a second casino in Philadelphia could be complicating Pennsylvania online gambling legislation even further.

A second Philadelphia casino has become yet another issue surrounding casino expansion currently complicating things for Pennsylvania lawmakers.

The Pennsylvania Legislature has approved spending levels on a $32 billion budget. However, discussions regarding how the state will pay for it, including online gambling legislation, have stalled.

A comprehensive PA gambling expansion bill

At the crux of the issue is a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that would legalize, regulate and tax:

  • PA online casinos
  • PA online poker rooms
  • daily fantasy sports
  • video gaming terminals at liquor licensed establishments; and
  • tablet gaming a airports locations.

Proposed tax rates for online casinos and video gaming terminals have proved the biggest sticking points.

The PA Senate originally passed legislation including a 54 percent proposed tax rate on online casino games and 16 percent on online poker. Pennsylvania’s 12 land-based casinos currently pay a 54 percent tax on slot machine revenue and 16 percent on table games.

However, the PA House amended the bill to include a 16 percent tax rate across the board. Plus, the House added the plan to authorize video gaming terminals at licensed establishments.

A decision was expected this week. But while insiders report the tax rate issue is close to being resolved, no agreement on video gaming terminals has been reached.

A proposed second Philadelphia casino

In the meantime, a bill aimed at clearing a path for a second casino in Philadelphia, and a 13th inside state borders, could be complicating things even further.

A proposal to build Stadium Casino’s Live! Hotel and Casino was approved by state regulators in November 2014. Once it opened near the sports arenas in South Philadelphia, just off I-95, the property would have been the Philadelphia area’s second casino. SugarHouse Casino in the Fishtown neighborhood is the only Philadelphia casino currently in operation.

However, SugarHouse and others opposed the project, claiming investor Bob Manoukian’s interest in it was in contravention of the state’s one and one-third rule. The rule states a majority owner in one casino can’t own more than one-third of another. Manoukian currently owns approximately 85 percent of Parx Casino in Bensalem.

Further complications

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had asked the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to sort out the ownership issue. But in the meantime, Rep. Scott Petri, the Republican chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, introduced a bill that would repeal the one and one-third rule.

In fact, last week Petri told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper his bill may be included as a measure in the comprehensive gambling expansion bill currently being considered by lawmakers, further complicating the entire issue.

In fact, adding another contentious issue may help push consideration of the entire gambling expansion package to the fall.

PA’s SugarHouse Casino Welcomes Baseball Legend And Notorious Gambler Pete Rose

Philadelphia, PA’s SugarHouse Casino is hosting a meet and greet with baseball legend Pete Rose and giving players the chance to meet him in person.

Philadelphia, PA’s SugarHouse Casino is hosting a meet and greet with baseball legend Pete Rose next month and giving players the chance to meet him in person through a sweepstakes.

The meet and greet will go off on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 2-3 p.m. local time at the SugarHouse Casino along the Delaware River in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. This is the same day Rose will be officially inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will be held on the field at Citizens Bank Park before the Phillies play the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. local time.

SugarHouse’s Pete Rose sweepstakes

In advance of the events, SugarHouse Casino is running a Pete Rose Meet & Greet Sweepstakes, giving away a Pete Rose prize package. The winner will receive two free tickets to the SugarHouse meet and greet, a signed 8” x 10” photo of Rose with the inscription “2017 Philly Wall of Fame” and a photo opportunity as well.

SugarHouse players can earn entry into the sweepstakes beginning at 12 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 6 until 12 p.m. local time on Thursday, Aug. 10 when the winner will be selected.

A Hall of Fame career

Rose played Major League Baseball from 1963 to 1986, and managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1984 to 1989. He remains the all-time leader in hits, games played. Rose won three World Series titles and made 17 All-Star appearances, although he is not in baseball’s Hall of Fame.

In fact, Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 and placed on the game’s permanent ineligibility list after accusations surfaced that he gambled on baseball games while playing and managing the Reds. Two years later, the Baseball Hall of Fame formally voted to bar the induction of anyone on the permanently ineligible list.

Rose initially denied allegations he bet on baseball games. However, in 2004, 15 years after being thrown out of the game, he admitted the allegations were true. Nevertheless, Rose has maintained he never bet against the Reds while playing or managing the team.

In the years since, Rose has made several attempts to be reinstated by Major League Baseball and added to the ballot for Hall of Fame induction.

A Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame inductee

In 2016, Rose was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. He won back-to-back titles as a part of the Cincinnati Reds teams known as the Big Red Machine in 1975 and 1976. Despite the betting controversy that ended his time with Cincinnati and his career, Rose is best remembered as a member of the Reds.

However, he joined the Phillies as a free agent in 1979 and help lead the team to its first World Series title in 1980. In all, Rose spent five years playing in Philadelphia.

Rose Still betting, laughing

Rose now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and claims to bet on baseball and other sports legally and regularly. He reportedly earns more than $1 million annually attending autograph signings. He also lent his name to the Pete Rose Bar and Grill on the Las Vegas Strip, which went out of business last year.

In 2016, Rose appeared in a TV ad for the William Hill US Race & Sports Book and its mobile NV sports wagering app making light of his ban from baseball for betting on games.

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PA Online Gambling Headed For Ten-Day Extension Stuck on VGT’s

It appears the battle to bring legal online gambling to Pennsylvania is going to need overtime, with VGTs still the biggest bone of contention.

It appears the battle to bring legal online gambling to Pennsylvania is going to need overtime.

Action was expected by the state Senate on a comprehensive gambling expansion bill before the end of June. The bill that includes measures to legalize, tax, and regulate internet poker and online casinos in PA.

The search for $32 million

However, local media is now reporting that state lawmakers will approve spending levels on a $32 billion budget by the end of the current budget year Friday. However, approval on the measures expected to pay for it will have to wait.

Apparently, Gov. Tom Wolf has ten days after passing the spending side of the budget bill to find the necessary taxes and fees to pay for it. Now it appears the legislature will use part of that time to finish up gambling expansion negotiations.

Passing the bill and the buck

The PA Senate passed a bill including several measures to expand gambling operations across Pennsylvania at the end of May.

The PA House then made a number of changes before passing the bill, and sending it back to the Senate.

At first glance, the biggest changes appeared to be the proposed tax rate for online gambling operations. The Senate bill proposed a 54 percent tax rate on online slots and casino table games. It also proposed a 16 percent tax rate on online poker. The House amended the bill to include a 16 percent tax rate on online gambling across the board.

Tax rates for casino games have remained a contentious issue, but apparently not the biggest one.

Video gaming terminals divide PA lawmakers

The House also amended the bill to include the authorization of video gaming terminals in liquor licensed establishments. The Senate had left VGTs out of its bill. VGTs are opposed by most casinos and industry stakeholders. All indications are this is where the negotiations are now stuck.

Supporters believe VGTs will help bar and tavern owners compete with casinos for customers. Opponents say they will only cannibalize the business of the state’s 12 existing commercial casinos. These casinos are already generating approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue annually.

Heading into July

Much of the House is to be behind the VGT plan. However, it could effectively double the number of slot-style games across the state and the Senate is divided.

The hope was that legislators could find a way to pass online gambling legislation in Pennsylvania before the end of the month. Now it appears it will hang on consensus being found on the issue of VGT’s over the first ten days of July.

Former Mohegan Sun Pocono VP Sentenced To 32 Months In Loyalty Club Scam

A former Pennsylvania casino executive charged with bilking the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino out of almost $500,000 has been sentenced to 32 months in prison.

A former Pennsylvania gaming executive charged with bilking the Mohegan Sun Pocono out of almost half a million dollars has been sentenced to serve 32 months in prison.

Mountain Top, PA resident Robert Pellegrini, 51, plead guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering in December 2016.

On June 16, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Wilkes-Barre federal court Senior Judge A. Richard Caputo had sentenced Pellegrini to serve 32 months in prison for his role in the money laundering scheme.

Pellegrini was Mohegan Sun Pocono’s vice president for player development.

Duplicate player club cards loaded with free play credits

According to the indictment in the case, Pellegrini conspired with a Mohegan Sun Pocono cocktail waitress and a local gambler to run the scam. Kingston, PA resident and Mohegan Sun Pocono cocktail waitress Rochelle Poszeluznyj, 39, would record the names and player loyalty club personal identification numbers of players while she served them drinks.

Pellegrini would then use the information to create duplicate player club cards and load them up with free play credits. Pellegrini then gave the cards to Dallas, PA gambler Mark Heltzel, 52, for the purpose of gambling. Heltzel played with the free play credits at slots and video poker machines and the group split up the winnings.

A more-than $420,000 scheme against the PA casino

According to the US attorney’s office, the trio ran the scheme from May 2014 until April 2015. The winnings amounted to a grand total of $422,147.55.

Poszeluznyj and Heltzel also plead guilty on similar charges and are still awaiting sentencing. Pellegrini was also sentenced to one year probation following his release from prison. In addition, he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $420,147 to Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Gambling addiction blamed

In a plea for leniency, Pellegrini told the judge he ran the scheme to support a gambling addiction.

“I’m a flawed man,” he said. “I’ve made mistakes in my life, this being the biggest. I didn’t steal to pay my bills. It was to support my gambling.”

Pellegrini claimed he regularly lost up to $30,000 gambling at casinos on his days off. He also admitted to attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings and told the judge the majority of his fellow casino employees also spend their days off at other casinos.

No red flags raised

Part of Pellegrini’s job was providing free play to high rollers. As a result, the activity under the scheme raised no red flags for his employers. Even after it reached as high as $478,000 in free play credits.

The trio were eventually caught by an Internal Revenue Service investigation that also involved the Pennsylvania State Police.
Mohegan Sun Pocono is a racino on the outskirts of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The property features a harness track, more than 2,300 slots, and live table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.

Mohegan Sun Pocono was actually Pennsylvania’s first slot machine facility.
It opened in November 2006 after the state authorized slot machines at racetracks and other new casino locations across Pennsylvania in 2004.

PA Gambling Revenues Fell Slightly In May With Online Gambling Relief Most Likely In Sight

An increase in table game revenues in Pennsylvania did not prevent a dip in gambling revenues in May, but PA online gambling could soon provide relief.

A more-than four percent increase in table game revenues in Pennsylvania last month could not prevent a decrease in total gambling revenues across the state.

According to numbers released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board last week, May 2017 table games revenues reached $74,464,759. This represented a close to 4.4 percent year-over-year increase over the $71,342,206 in table game revenues reported in May 2016.

Slot machine revenues in PA continue to decline

However, the board reported earlier this month that Pennsylvania slot machine revenues were down from $208,852,793 in May 2016 to $203,248,176 to last month. This represented a 2.68 percent year-over-year drop.

Plus, combining the two numbers shows Pennsylvania’s total gaming revenue was down 0.89 percent from May of last year. Statewide total gaming revenues hit $277,712,934 in May 2017, compared to $280,194,999 in May 2016.

Statewide total revenue decreases return

Pennsylvania saw five straight months of year-over-year declines in statewide total gaming revenues end in March of this year.

Slot machine revenues continued to decline, but an increase in table game revenues made up the difference. The same held true for April of this year, when table game revenues and total gaming revenues increased, even as slot revenues continued to slide.

Online gambling revenue relief

Of course, relief could be right around the corner as the PA Legislature is currently considering a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that could increase statewide total gaming revenues. The Pennsylvania Senate and House have each passed version of the legislation that would legalize, regulate and tax:

There are currently 10 standalone and racetrack casinos, plus two resort casinos in Pennsylvania.

The average number of slot machines operating daily at these properties last month was 26,092. The average number of table games of in operation daily was 1,236.

Total tax revenue from table games play during May was $12,003,743. However, Pennsylvania charges a 54 percent tax on slot machines, compared to 16 percent on table games. That means total tax revenue from slots was a much larger $107,671,693.

Proposed tax rates for online casino operations continue to be a sticking point for Pennsylvania’s comprehensive gambling expansion bill. The Senate originally passed legislation with a 54 percent proposed tax rate on online casino games.

However, the House amended the bill to include a proposed tax rate of 16 percent across the board on online gambling operations. The bill was passed by the House including this amendment and is currently back before the Senate.

Parx and Sands lead PA casino revenue

In the meantime, the gaming board’s numbers show Parx Casino leading the state in total gaming revenues with $48,318,937. This was up 2.63 percent compared to the same month last year.

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem was a close second with $48,222,089 in total gaming revenues, up 1.56 percent from May of 2016.

Both properties have expressed concerns with the idea of state legalizing and regulating online gambling.

PA Gaming Board Commissioner, Hospitality Legend Ahmeenah Young Passes Away

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said goodbye to a Pennsylvania hospitality industry pioneer last week as Commissioner Ahmeenah Young passed away.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said goodbye to a Pennsylvania hospitality industry pioneer last week.

Board member Ahmeenah Young passed away on Friday June 2, 2017 in her Philadelphia home. Friends told the press the first African American and first female president and chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Centerwas being treated for cancer. She was 69 years old.

Gov. Tom Wolf appointed Young to the Gaming Control Board for a three-year term as a commissioner on October 7, 2016. The Board oversee all aspects of the PA casino industry.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague,” said Gaming Control Board Chairman David Barasch. “Ahmeenah was a valued member of the Board and she will be sorely missed. Her warmth, quick wit, kindness to all and ability to contribute to the Gaming Control Board’s casino oversight role in a meaningful way will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

A Philadelphia native

Young was born, raised, and lived her entire life in Philadelphia. She was a graduate of Maria Goretti High School and Temple University.

Young will likely be best remembered for her time with the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In fact, she held several posts there. She directed the Convention Center’s affirmative-action team in the late 1980s. Plus, the Convention Center promoted Young to president and CEO during its $787 million expansion.

Young held the job from September 2008 through December 2013. She left only after the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority decided to hire private management.

She also spent time working as a headhunter in the hospitality industry.

In reality, Young barely had enough time with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to make a huge impact. However, she still manged to make her presence felt.

“Ahmeenah’s death is a heartbreak for her family and a great loss to the Gaming Control Board,” Gaming Control Board Executive Director Kevin O’Toole said. “During the brief time she served on the Board, I and our employees in the agency greatly appreciated her wisdom and valuable opinions on matters that came before the Board.”

A lifelong social activist

Young will also be remembered as a lifelong social activist. She spent time working for the American Friends Service Committee, the Mental Health Consortium in West Philadelphia, and the Expansion Art Project Committee.

Plus, she also served on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs, and boards and committees including:

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Philadelphia International Airport Advisory Committee
  • Temple University School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
  • Philadelphia Eagles Oversight Committee for Affirmative Action

At the time of her appointment to the Gaming Control Board, Gov. Wolf claimed Young’s “business acumen, vast experience, and commitment to serving her community” would make her “a natural fit” for the board.

Plus, he said he was confident she would “serve the people of Pennsylvania with integrity and honesty.”

There is no word on a replacement yet.