Seven Springs Casino Project Faces Opposition - Wednesday 3rd of May 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – As reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "For Michael Betteridge, skiing is a family affair. He learned to shush down the slopes at Seven Springs a decade ago with his college-age daughter, and he's been doing it since, going at the beginning of each ski season, and maybe once or twice more before the season ends.

"But he won't be doing it again not if Seven Springs makes good on its bid to build a 500-slot machine casino next to the resort's convention center.

"…When he found out, via e-mail, that Seven Springs wanted to build a casino, he 'personally wrote a letter to Seven Springs and told them that I was opposed to this casino venture at many levels.' He'd never frequent their slopes again if they were to open a gambling enterprise, he said in the letter.

"Mr. Betteridge is one of a small but impassioned group of patrons who say that if a casino comes to Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County, they'll ski elsewhere.

"…Seven Springs' owners want to put a casino, if they win the rights to build it, at the north end of the resort, away from the hotel, video arcade and bowling lanes, and away from the schoolchildren and their parents visiting the ski slopes for the weekend. And while that placement would seem to satisfy most of the visitors who wish to ski but not gamble, there are some who object to the casino's presence altogether.

"…Scott Bender, president of Seven Springs, said in an e-mail that opinions like these are regrettable, but in the minority…"

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