Already 137 Municipalities Say No to Casinos

November 28, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags: , ,

As of November 27, there are already 137 municipalities that have said no to a casino in their community – exercising the opt out option in the 939-page gambling expansion legislation recently passed within 24 hours by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. To find out how your local officials can join this list, go to pafamily.org/optout.

Here’s the current list:

Township (County) Resolution Date

  1. Adams Township (Snyder) 11/07/17
  2. Allen Township (Northampton) 11/09/17
  3. Banks Township (Indiana) 11/06/17
  4. Barnett Township (Jefferson) 11/20/17
  5. Beale Township (Juniata) 11/06/17
  6. Beaver (Crawford) 11/14/17
  7. Beavertown Borough (Snyder) 11/14/17
  8. Borough of Columbia (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  9. Borough of East Petersburg (Lancaster) 11/08/17
  10. Borough of Elizabethtown (Lancaster) 11/16/17
  11. Borough of Elverson (Chester) 11/07/17
  12. Borough of Harmony (Butler) 11/14/17
  13. Borough of Indian Lake (Somerset) 11/08/17
  14. Borough of Kennett Square (Chester) 11/20/17
  15. Borough of Manheim (Lancaster) 11/14/17
  16. Borough of Marietta (Lancaster) 11/14/17
  17. Borough of Quarryville (Lancaster) 11/06/17
  18. Borough of Thornburg (Allegheny) 11/13/17
  19. Brooklyn Township (Susquehanna) 11/16/17
  20. Buffington Township (Indiana) 11/07/17
  21. Canton Township (Washington) 11/14/17
  22. Cascade Township (Lycoming) 11/14/17
  23. Clay Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  24. Clifford Township (Susquehanna) 11/14/17
  25. Colerain Township (Lancaster) 11/15/17
  26. Conneaut Township (Crawford) 11/14/17
  27. Decatur Township (Clearfield) 11/21/17
  28. Delaware Township (Pike) 11/08/17
  29. East Bradford Township (Chester) 11/08/17
  30. East Cocalico Township (Lancaster) 11/16/17
  31. East Earl Township (Lancaster) 11/14/17
  32. East Hempfield Township (Lancaster) 11/15/17
  33. East Keating Township (Clinton) 11/17/17
  34. East Lampeter (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  35. Eden Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  36. Eldred Township (Warren) 11/08/17
  37. Elizabeth Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  38. Ephrata Township (Lancaster) 11/07/17
  39. Forks Township (Sullivan) 11/06/17
  40. Franconia Township (Montgomery) 11/20/17
  41. Germany Township (Adams) 11/13/17
  42. Gibson Township (Susquehanna) 11/06/17
  43. Gray Township (Greene) 11/06/17
  44. Greenwood Township (Crawford) 11/06/17
  45. Greenwood Township (Perry) 11/15/17
  46. Hamilton Township (Franklin) 11/15/17
  47. Hanover Township (Northampton) 11/14/17
  48. Heath Township (Jefferson) 11/06/17
  49. Highland Township (Clarion) 11/14/17
  50. Highland Township (Adams) 11/14/17
  51. Howard Township (Centre) 11/06/17
  52. Jenner Township (Somerset) 11/14/17
  53. Kennett Township (Chester) 11/01/17
  54. Kingston Township (Luzerne) 11/08/17
  55. Knox Township (Clearfield) 11/06/17
  56. La Plume Township (Lackawanna) 11/09/17
  57. Lack Township (Juniata) 11/11/17
  58. Lancaster Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  59. LaPorte Township (Sullivan) 11/06/17
  60. Leacock Township (Lancaster) 11/20/17
  61. Lewis Township (Union) 11/14/17
  62. Liberty Township (Mercer) 11/09/17
  63. Limestone Township (Lycoming) 11/06/17
  64. Limestone Township (Clarion) 11/14/17
  65. Little Beaver Township (Lawrence) 11/07/17
  66. Londonderry Township (Chester) 11/14/17
  67. Lower Augusta Township (Northumberland) 11/13/17
  68. Lower Gwynedd Township (Montgomery) 11/14/17
  69. Lower Makefield Township (Bucks) 11/01/17
  70. Lower Southampton Township (Bucks) 11/15/17
  71. Loyalsock Township  (Lycoming) 11/14/17
  72. Mahoning Township (Montour) 11/20/17
  73. Menallen Township (Adams) 11/09/17
  74. Middle Taylor Township (Cambria) 11/15/17
  75. Middletown Township (Susquehanna) 11/09/17
  76. Moreland Township (Lycoming) 11/13/17
  77. Mount Joy Township (Lancaster) 11/20/17
  78. Mount Pleasant Township (Wayne) 11/20/17
  79. Mount Wolf Borough (York) 11/14/17
  80. Mountville Borough (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  81. North Annville Township (Lebanon) 11/13/17
  82. North Bethlehem Township (Washington) 11/13/17
  83. North Centre Township (Columbia) 11/13/17
  84. North Newtown Township (Cumberland) 11/14/17
  85. Orwell Township (Bradford) 11/16/17
  86. Penn Township (Chester) 11/01/17
  87. Penn Township (Cumberland) 11/09/17
  88. Penn Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  89. Penn Township (Snyder) 11/15/17
  90. Pennsbury Township (Chester) 11/15/17
  91. Pequea Township (Lancaster) 11/15/17
  92. Peters Township (Franklin) 11/09/17
  93. Pike Township (Berks) 11/15/17
  94. Pleasant Valley Township (Potter) 11/12/17
  95. Pocopson Township (Chester) 11/13/17
  96. Pulaski Township (Beaver) 11/13/17
  97. Radnor Township (Delaware) 11/13/17
  98. Richland Township (Bucks) 11/13/17
  99. Rockefeller Township (Northumberland) 11/14/17
  100. Rye Township (Perry) 11/20/17
  101. Sadsbury Township (Chester) 11/08/17
  102. Sadsbury Township (Lancaster) 11/14/17
  103. Scott Township (Columbia) 11/15/17
  104. Sharon Township (Potter) 11/14/17
  105. South Lebanon Township (Lebanon) 11/14/17
  106. Southampton Township (Franklin) 11/14/17
  107. Springfield Township (York) 11/13/17
  108. Strasburg Township (Lancaster) 11/06/17
  109. Sugarloaf Township (Luzerne) 11/14/17
  110. Sullivan Township (Tioga) 11/14/17
  111. Texas Township (Wayne) 11/20/17
  112. Thornbury Township (Chester) 11/21/17
  113. Tredyffrin Township (Chester) 11/20/17
  114. Turbett Township (Juniata) 11/09/17
  115. Tyrone Township (Adams) 11/15/17
  116. Upper Fairfield Township (Lycoming) 11/08/17
  117. Upper Makefield Township (Bucks) 11/14/17
  118. Upper Milford Township (Lehigh) 11/16/17
  119. Upper Oxford Township (Chester) 11/13/17
  120. Upper Saucon Township (Lehigh) 11/13/17
  121. Upper Yoder Township (Cambria) 11/16/17
  122. Uwchlan Township (Chester) 11/13/17
  123. Warminster Township (Bucks) 11/16/17
  124. Washington Township (Lycoming) 11/06/17
  125. Washington Township (Northampton) 11/08/17
  126. Washington Township (Erie) 11/21/17
  127. Wayne Township (Dauphin) 11/09/17
  128. Wayne Township (Schuylkill) 11/15/17
  129. West Cocalico Township (Lancaster) 11/22/17
  130. West Earl Township (Lancaster) 11/06/17
  131. West Lampeter Township (Lancaster) 11/13/17
  132. West Rockhill Township (Bucks) 11/15/17
  133. West Sadsbury Township (Chester) 11/14/17
  134. West Whiteland Township (Chester) 11/21/17
  135. Westfield Township (Tioga) 11/06/17
  136. Westtown Township (Chester) 11/20/17
  137. Woodward Township (Lycoming) 11/15/17

To keep a casino out of your neighborhood, your municipality must pass a resolution to opt-out by December 31, 2017. For information on this opt-out option, go to pafamily.org/optout.

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