The first casinos featuring table’s games opened early on Thursday morning. Gamblers on the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County crowded in what time the doors opened at 6 am and also opening table games Thursday was Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie.
Pennsylvania first opened slots casinos in 2006. Last year, Gov. Ed Rendell and top legislators included the legalization of table games as part of a handshake deal to raise more revenue for the recession-battered state treasury. Lawmakers passed the bill in January.