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(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies  in January 2014 before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Decision Awaited on Second Casino License for Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman indicated that after final oral arguments in the application process, February 26th, he hoped there would be a decision about the Philadelphia casino license within 60 days.

04/22/2014

(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

(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

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

(A page from the consultant's report.)

Consultant’s Report Handicaps Economic Impact of New Philly Casinos

The report shows that the “Provence” and “Market 8″ projects proposed for center city and the “Wynn Philadelphia,” proposed for Fishtown, are generally among the top three in several of the categories in the economic impact study.

10/29/2013

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Table Games Revenue Up in Pennsylvania During April

That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.

05/16/2013

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

Pa. Slots Revenues, Down Again From 2012, Generate $612M in Tax Relief

Not only were slots revenues down more than four percent in April compared to the same month a year ago, but it is also the first time that all 11 of Pennsylvania’s casinos were operating for a full month each year for comparison purposes.

05/03/2013

(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

(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

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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

(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

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

Valley Forge Casino Opens For Business

The Valley Forge Casino Resort held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Saturday morning.

03/31/2012

(File photo: Gamblers at the Mt. Airy Resort, in the Poconos.)

Pennsylvania Outstrips New Jersey In Gambling For First Time Ever

In November, Pennsylvania casinos outperformed Atlantic City’s facilities in overall gross revenue.

12/21/2011

Parx Casino Reps In Harrisburg To Answer Questions About Children Left In Cars

Representatives from Parx Casino will be in Harrisburg this morning to meet with the state Gaming Control Board to talk about the Bensalem casino’s plan for dealing with the ongoing problem of kids left in cars.

08/18/2011

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