Penn National Gaming Inc was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1972 as PNRC Corp. and adopted its current name in 1994, when the Company became a public company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a diversified, multi-jurisdictional owner and manager of gaming and pari-mutuel properties. In 1997, the Company began its transition from a pari-mutuel company to a gaming company with the acquisition of the Charles Town property and the introduction of video lottery terminals in West Virginia. Since 1997, the Company has continued to expand its gaming operations through acquisitions, greenfield projects and property expansions. The Company aggregates its properties into three reportable segments: Midwest, East/West, and Southern Plains. The Midwest reportable segment consists of the following properties: Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Hollywood Casino Aurora, Hollywood Casino Joliet, Argosy Casino Alton, Hollywood Casino Toledo, and Hollywood Casino Columbus. The East/West reportable segment consists of the following properties: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Hollywood Casino Bangor, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Zia Park Casino, and the M Resort. The Southern Plains reportable segment consists of the following properties: Argosy Casino Riverside, Argosy Casino Sioux City, Hollywood Casino Tunica, Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis, Boomtown Biloxi, Hollywood Casino St. Louis. The Company owned, managed, or had ownership interests in twenty-seven facilities in seventeen jurisdictions, including Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. The Company faces competition among a large number of participants, including riverboat casinos, dockside casinos, land-based casinos, video lottery, sweepstakes and poker machines not located in casinos, Native American gaming, emerging varieties of Internet gaming and other forms of gaming in the U.S. The Company owns a number of trademarks registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Hollywood Casino, Hollywood Gaming, Argosy, M Resort, Hollywood Poker, Marquee Rewards and Telebet. As owners and managers of gaming and pari-mutuel wagering facilities, the Company is subject to extensive state, local and, in Canada, provincial regulation.
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