Spillman, Benjamin
July 2008
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);7/28/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 30, pP16
The article reports that Pennsylvania Senators Jane Orie and Jim Ferlo want to revoke Las Vegas casino owner Don Barden's license to run a casino in their state. It states that Barden has lost control of a casino project in Pittsburgh when he could not line up financing to retain a majority stake in the deal. According to Ferlo, Barden's financial credibility has evaporated very quickly. The senators criticize Barden's effectiveness as a businessman and urge the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to seek new bidders for the license.


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