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(Developer Bart Blatstein, left, with entertainment promoter Larry Magid, right.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Noted Promoter Hired To Help Program Entertainment For Proposed ‘Provence’ Casino

Magid was hired by developer Bart Blatstein (left). “We are obviously going to go for the biggest names,” Magid (right) said.

03/19/2014

A team from SugarHouse testifies about "extreme and unintended consequences" from a second casino license award. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Applicants For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Make Final Pitches

The hearings have been focused on financing and revenue, traffic congestion and parking, even as each applicant tried to convince the Gaming Board they had the “wow factor” that would create new gamblers, not simply cannibalize the clientele in existing casinos.

01/30/2014

(Day one of casino hearings, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Credit:  Pat Loeb)

Philly Casino Hopefuls Make Their Final Pitches To State Gaming Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is dissecting each of the five proposals during hearings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

01/28/2014

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Pennsylvania’s Casino Revenue From Table Games Up in 2013

But despite another year-to-year increase in table games action, overall revenue at Pennsylvania’s casinos was down slightly in 2013.

01/16/2014

(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for Philadelphia

John Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state’s gambling law was passed.

01/08/2014

(Gamblers at the Sugarhouse Casino, on North Delaware Avenue, in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Slots Revenue Down Nearly Four Percent vs. 2012

Presque Isle Casino, in Erie, experienced the biggest drop in gross slots revenue — more than 13 percent — followed by Harrah’s Philadelphia, down almost 10 percent.

01/03/2014

(The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: KYW's Tony Romeo)

Pa. Casino Officials Hope To Make Decision on 2nd License For Phila. in Spring

The public comment period on the bids closes at 5pm on December 31st.

12/30/2013

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Victim of Competition, Atlantic Club Casino Will Close Down January 13th

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says it will close on January 13th, reducing the number of casinos in the struggling gambling resort to eleven.

12/20/2013

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Compulsive Gambling Experts Wary of New Jersey’s New Online Gaming

New Jersey is now the largest venue in America to offer online wagering.

11/26/2013

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Internet Gambling Opens To The Public In New Jersey

Starting today, New Jersey joins only two other states — Delaware and Nevada — in offering Internet gambling within its borders.

11/26/2013

An artist's rendering of Valley Forge Casino's gaming floor. (Credit: VF Casino Resort)

Valley Forge Casino Fined $200,000 For Violating Its License Terms

Valley Forge has a Category 3 license, which mandates that patrons must pay at least $10 out of pocket before hitting the casino floor.

11/20/2013

(African-American community leaders show their support for Ken Goldenberg, center, and his "Market 8" casino project.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Local Black Leaders Throw Support Behind ‘Market 8′ Casino Applicant

Supporters of the “Market 8″ casino project say it has aggressive but attainable goals of hiring African-Americans at all levels.

11/19/2013

(Bart Blatstein speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new shopping center at 9th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Rival Casino Developer Not Surprised By Steve Wynn’s Bow-Out

Developer Bart Blatstein, one of the remaining applicants for Philadelphia’s second casino license, says this week’s withdrawal of Wynn’s application removes what Blatstein calls a “distraction.”

11/13/2013

(The Atlantic Club casino-hotel.  Credit: Atlantic Club)

Another Atlantic City Casino-Hotel Struggling Through Bankruptcy

The Atlantic Club, the old Hilton, tried to lure in locals with lower-priced table games, economical food, and entertainment. Even free parking.

11/08/2013

(PGCB commissioner Annemarie Kaiser looks at the graphs prepared by AKRF consultants for the city as commerce director Alan Greenberger goes over their findings.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Official Says City Prefers Center City For 2nd Casino

“The three proposals in South Philadelphia are less likely to induce further development and less likely to generate a new audience than the other three proposals,” city commerce director Alan Greenberger told a state oversight panel.

09/24/2013

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