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Penguins Hoping For Slots

from the NY Sun,
For years, the Penguins have been unable to sway local lawmakers to help fund an arena. "The problem is nobody has any money," Penguins president Ken Sawyer told NHL.com in August. "The Steelers' and the Pirates' and the Eagles' and the Phillies' stadiums were all deals done in advance of 9-11. The economy was strong, the state had a surplus every year, it was a totally different world. The economy changed, so it's a really a question of money. And there's a general public opinion against money for stadiums. In lieu of public opinion, the Penguins are hoping Harrisburg lawmakers grant them a slot machine casino license in the near future. The casino would be built adjacent to a new arena as part of a master plan. Otherwise, the franchise could pull up stakes and move to Kansas City; Portland, Ore.; Houston; or maybe Las Vegas.

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