Pittsburgh Casino License Winner, Don Barden, Has Died

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The man who won Pittsburgh’s only casino license which led to the Rivers Casino has died.

Don Barden was a prominent businessman in Detroit.

A spokeswoman for the mayor of Detroit made the announcement on Thursday.

Barden was recently diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer, but his death is related to complications with lung cancer.

Barden was 67.


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