The newest battlefield in the fight to bring more casinos to Pennsylvania is actually an old one, writes Amy Worden in the Inquirer today:
Today, amid heightened efforts to protect vulnerable parts of the [Gettysburg] battlefield and restore other areas to their original condition, preservationists see a new threat on the horizon: a proposal to put a resort casino in an aging conference center a half-mile south of the Civil War battlefield on the storied Emmitsburg Road.
The latest proposal seems destined for the same protracted fight that derailed a similar plan five years ago. And with Foxwoods being left high and dry again (this time by Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn), it hasn't been a good month for casino developers — or the politicians who promised a bite out of unemployment and a bump in state revenues from an expansion of gambling.
At least we can eat a burger underneath a creepy mosaic of Emeril at Sands.