HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will again seek to auction a mini-casino license on Sept. 2, under orders from state lawmakers in search of cash for a treasury starved of tax collections from shutdowns to contain the coronavirus.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday scheduled the auction.

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Owners of the state’s licensed casinos are eligible to bid under a 2017 state law expanding gambling authorized 10 mini-casino licenses that allow up to 750 slot machines and up to 40 table games.

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Bidders must submit a prospective site for the casino that cannot come within 40 miles of another casino location. Minimum bids are set at $7.5 million.

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