Gettysburg Casino Developers Consider Appeal

As reported yesterday by Eric Wittenburg, the proposed developers of the Mason Dixon Resort and Casino in Gettysburg are considering an appeal. Recently denied approval to build a casino near the Gettysburg National Military Park by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the group is weighing an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. I for one think it’s despicable that this group is not giving up their fight. The preservation community, including the Civil War Trust and No Casino Gettysburg, waged a successful campaign to keep the casino from blemishing the hallowed ground where the largest battle in North America took place in July 1863. The people of Pennsylvania have spoken. Give up the fight and move on. We do NOT want your casino anywhere near Gettysburg!

Let David La Torre, principal of the public relations firm La Torre Communications, representing the Mason Dixon Resort, know how you feel. Contact him via email: and tell him NO CASINO IN GETTYSBURG!

Click HERE to read Wittenburg’s blog article.


About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Gettysburg Casino Developers Consider Appeal

  1. Richard Norris says:

    I can’t believe that these people won’t just let things be. The majority of the people have spoken, but Mason Dixon Resort doesn’t want to accept this. One can only hope that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be able to show a little backbone when the time comes.

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