Nittany Mall Casino Opposition Voices Concerns to Penn State University
Opposition for the Nittany Mall casino continues to flood in, despite the fact the date for final submissions of official public objections to the casino passed on June 12th. There is a particular concern for college students at Penn State University.
In an open letter dated June 1st to Penn State University President Bendapudi, concerned citizen Daniel Materna urged the university to offer college gambling education alongside its other safety programs pertaining to alcohol and drugs.
Bendapudi, who was transferred to Penn State from Louisville, said she has plans to be more outspoken about community matters.
On the flip side, however, some locals have expressed the need for a casino to revitalize the mall, supplement the local economy, and bolster tourism.
The university itself has failed to make significant comments on the issue, and with all things considered, it looks as though the Pennslyvania Gaming Control Board will go ahead with plans to approve the 3m category four casino.