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Associated Press
Dec 20, 2006, 12:10 PM EST


PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pittsburgh Penguins ownership planned to discuss the state's rejection Wednesday of a slot-machine casino application by Isle of Capri Casinos, which had promised to build a $290-million arena if it got a license.

The Penguins ownership group, headed by Hall of Fame player Mario Lemieux, did not immediately comment on the decision Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to reject the slots license.

After the licensing decision was announced, the Penguins practiced at Mellon Arena, the 45-year-old building the team says must be replaced for it to remain viable in Pittsburgh.

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The fix was in from the start when it came to the slots license. The winning casino has contributed millions of dollars to the corrupt poiticians and gov. Rendell from Philly. Even after a gaming review board said that Isle of Capri was not just the best deal for the Pens but the city in general. This decision makes me sick and im ranting just a bit.

The good news is it seems the NHL is intent in keeping the franchise in Pittsburgh.
 

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The fix was in from the start when it came to the slots license. The winning casino has contributed millions of dollars to the corrupt poiticians and gov. Rendell from Philly. Even after a gaming review board said that Isle of Capri was not just the best deal for the Pens but the city in general. This decision makes me sick and im ranting just a bit.

The good news is it seems the NHL is intent in keeping the franchise in Pittsburgh.
Really? The whole the sounded kinda fishy.

The new guys is at least trying not to look like a bad guy it seems:
Barden had promised to contribute some money for a new arena over 30 years under a plan proposed by city and county officials that would include public funds. But that plan also calls for the Penguins to help pay for the facility.

"I am committed to what we said we were going to do," Barden said Wednesday. "We're going to fund $7.5 million a year for 30 years towards financing a new multipurpose arena."
 
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