MOUNT POCONO, Pa. - Mount Airy Casino Resort has won approval from Pennsylvania gambling regulators to remove 150 slot machines from its gaming floor.

The move comes amid concerns about an excess of slot machines in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The casino initially petitioned to remove 300 slot machines, but scaled back the requested cut to 150.

Mount Airy will be able to remove the slot machines after the Gaming Control Board's executive director approves a revised gaming floor plan.

Mount Airy officials say the nearby Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has led to a loss in market share.

The reduction will leave Mount Airy with 2,275 machines.