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The proposed licensing of a mini-casino at the York Galleria mall in Springettsbury Township could get its license this week.    

The state Gaming Control Board will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Strawberry Square Complex, 320 Market St., in Harrisburg.

According to the meeting agenda, the mini-casino could receive its Category 4 license if voted on by the board. 

The proposed mini-casino in Springettsbury Township would be among the first tests of Pennsylvania's 2017 gambling expansion that allows up to 10 permits for Category 4 or  "satellite casinos."

Penn National selected the Galleria as the site of the first mini-casino in September 2018. The company bid the highest, $50 million, to place a casino in York County.

Although Springettsbury Township originally did not want to be considered for a mini-casino site, it later accepted the offer. 

Following the township's decision to allow for the construction of a casino, residents packed a July 2018 meeting to air concerns.

The $120 million project would overhaul the former Sears space in the York Galleria, officials have said. 

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

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