From Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer. This was better than expected:
“We congratulate Don Barden and PITG Gaming on their successful bid. Obviously, we are very disappointed that the Isle of Capri was not awarded the slots license.”
This was far worse, from the Steelers’ Art Rooney II:
“We are extremely disappointed in the decision of the Gaming Commission to award the casino license on the North Shore. It seemed it was a process that was designed to give little weight to local interests and the result is indicative of that. We will have to consider all of our options in determining how to respond to this decision.”
This from WPXI.com. This sounds to me like someting which could be gotten over. But Don Barden needs to come over and have a beer with Art immediately. Hell, he needs a beer with the whole city.