Mini-Casinos Planned for PAWNEP-16 Pennsylvania · December 6, 2017 at 11:44 pm Pennsylvania is already a big gambling state and it will soon be bigger. The state is set to open ten mini-casinos. Governor Wolf signed the gambling expansion bill into law as a way to balance the state budget.If you like to gamble, you’ve probably been to one of Pennsylvania’s 12casinos. And if you do not live near one of them, that could soon change. In late October, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill that allows expansion of gambling opportunities in the Keystone State. This includes building ten mini-casinos which will be owned and operated by existing Pennsylvania casino operators.A mini-casino is defined as a facility with between 300 and 750 slot machines, and fewer than 40 table games. The bill says a mini-casino cannot be located within 25 miles of one of the state’s 12 existing casinos.