Pennsylvanians Lose More Than $300,000 on Opening Day

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Well, that’s not exactly today’s headline, but it is the truth about what went down at the newest racetrack casino to fire up the one-arm bandits.

“Welcome to Pennsyl-Vegas, Edward G. Rendell, Governor”

Here’s the day’s “take” as they call it in the gambling industry (for good reason!):  From the Harrisburg Patriot-News report on Penn National’s opening day: “Gamblers pumped $3.84 million into the 2,020 slot machines at the Dauphin County casino and won back $3.48 million:  Translate: Folks lost $360,000!

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