Board seeks Detroit businessman’s answers on Pennsylvania casino

Pittsburgh (AP) – The developer of a Pittsburgh slots casino has been summoned before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

The board wants Don Barden to answer questions Wednesday about securing financing for his casino.

Barden’s spokesman Bob Oltmanns says the Detroit businessman was in Harrisburg on Monday seeking more time to present details of his USD 780 million financing plan.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Oltmanns says Barden needs more time to close on the financing.

The gaming board postponed one public hearing on the financing last month at Barden’s request.

Barden announced last month he had secured the final piece of financing needed to complete construction of the casino.

The Majestic Star casino is scheduled to open in May 2009.