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Casino Gambling

(Dr. Walter Lomax at lectern.  Joe Procacci listens with Joe Canfora, president of Procacci's PHL Local Gaming LLC, applicant for a casino license.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

South Philadelphia Physician Takes Stake As Partner For A Philadelphia Casino

Dr. Walter Lomax began with a small private practice in South Philadelphia and now controls a business empire that includes real estate, venture capital, and media.

01/29/2013

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Atlantic City Casino Revenue Down 8 Percent In 2012

Revenue at Atlantic City’s casinos fell 8 percent in 2012, to just over $3 billion. It was the sixth straight annual decline.

01/10/2013

(The presentations and hearings will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  File photo)

Public Presentations, Hearings Set For New Philadelphia Casino Proposals

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled three days of events: an information-only presentation in February to be followed by two days of public hearings in April.

12/18/2012

(Slot machines in the Sugarhouse casino, on North Delaware Avenue in Fishtown.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Pa. Lawmaker Presses For Public Input In Selection of 2nd Phila. Casino Site

“We are in a different position than we were back in 2006,” says Pennsylvania state senator Larry Farnese.

11/20/2012

(A Parx casino gambling table.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Bucks County Health Clinic Gets $125,000 Grant Funded By Casino Taxes

The Bucks County Redevelopment Authority has awarded more than $3.8 million in “casino impact grants,” funded through taxes on the slot machines.

11/19/2012

(The Pennsylvania Gambling Control Board.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Another Philadelphia Casino Applicant Emerges at 11th Hour

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says it has received six applications for Philadelphia’s second casino license — including one that wasn’t on the radar screen until now.

11/16/2012

(An architect's drawing of a proposed casino complex at Third and Packer Avenues accompanied Pa. Sen. Anthony Williams' letter to the PGCB.)

Philadelphia May Try To Own City’s Second Casino

“If the city is going to have a casino, then we should maximize the benefit to the city from that casino,” says a spokesman for US Rep. Bob Brady.

11/15/2012

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Pa. Casino Board Solicits Applications For 2nd Philadelphia Gambling Hall

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reminding prospective developers that the deadline to apply for Philadelphia’s second casino license is just three weeks away.

10/24/2012

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Philadelphia Police Probe String of Robberies Targeting SugarHouse Winners

Police are now trying to identify a person of interest seen in at least five casino surveillance videos.

09/21/2012

(The Atlantic City boardwalk.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Atlantic City, NJ Sees Its Future In Non-Gambling Attractions

The future of the City of Atlantic City was the subject Wednesday of a New Jersey Assembly committee hearing.

09/19/2012

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Mohegan Indians Approved To Run Resorts’ Casino in Atlantic City, NJ

The tribe, which owns casinos in the Poconos and in Connecticut, now has a 10-percent stake in Atlantic City’s first gambling hall.

09/14/2012

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‘Hard Rock’ Group Cancels Plans For Atlantic City ‘Boutique’ Hotel-Casino

The people behind an effort to put a Hard Rock Café casino in Atlantic City have pulled the plug on the project.

09/12/2012

(Casino manager Karen Lew, back to camera in center, confers with employees on "The Deck," the Golden Nugget's outdoor gambling facility.  Credit: David Madden)

Atlantic City Casino Turns To City’s Most Famous Asset: Sunshine

The Golden Nugget casino is offering blackjack games on “The Deck,” now a popular outdoor hangout.

09/07/2012

(Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman William Ryan, second from right, announces board's decision to restart the application process for a second casino in Philadelphia.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Will Restart Application Process For a Second Philadelphia Casino

The fate of the city’s second license has been in limbo since Foxwoods’ license was revoked a year and a half ago. Mayor Nutter calls this “the right decision at the right time.”

07/11/2012

(The onetime South Philadelphia site of the proposed Foxwoods casino, which was never built.  File photo by CBS 3)

Mayor Nutter Hoping To Retrieve 2nd Casino License For Philadelphia

With a cash-starved government and 10 percent unemployment in the city, the mayor is clinging to hope that the state legislature doesn’t yank away what was to have been a second casino license in the city.

05/01/2012

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