The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing next week on the renewal of the casino license for Parx Casino in Bensalem.
The hearing will be on July 17 at 10 a.m. at the Bensalem Township Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry Road in Bensalem.
Citizens, community groups and elected officials wishing to present oral or written testimony can now register by clicking on a special link on the Quick Links section of the homepage on the PGCB website, www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.
The deadline for registration to speak at the hearing is noon on Wednesday, July 16.
Written comments can also be mailed, with a postmark no later than Tuesday, July 15th, to the PA Gaming Control Board, P.O. Box 69060, Harrisburg, PA 17106, Attention: Board Secretary. The comments can be faxed prior to that deadline to 717-346-8350.
All casino licenses are subject to renewal every three years.
After next week's hearing, there will be a public hearing in Harrisburg where Board members can ask additional questions and the parties may offer oral argument.
"At the renewal hearings, the burden is on the renewal applicant to establish and demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, its eligibility and suitability for renewal of its license. During the hearing, the licensee will be given the opportunity to demonstrate, among other things, its good character, honesty and integrity; compliance with its statement of conditions; tax revenue generated; jobs created; amenities added since opening of the casino; success in implementing its diversity plan, and involvement in the surrounding community," according to Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.