The state deadline for applications for a second casino in Philadelphia is Thursday.
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.
The fate of the city’s second license has been in limbo since Foxwoods’ license was revoked a year and a half ago.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.”
The Pennsylvania house has passed and sent to the senate a bill that would create statewide competition for the former Foxwoods casino license in Philadelphia.
After a three week primary election break, Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state capitol today to begin the busiest stretch of the year: the run-up to the June 30th budget deadline and summer recess.
Commonwealth Court on Thursday upheld the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision of last December revoking Foxwoods’ license.
A new study of the gaming market in Pennsylvania suggests that the area along Philadelphia’s city line might be a better place than the Foxwoods site for another casino in the region.
“We feel very confident that we did exercise the proper discretion and did the right thing,” an attorney representing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said afterward.
A group seeking to place a casino near the historic battlefield was among the losing applicants today as the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the state’s last currently available casino license to a resort near Pittsburgh.
A consultant tells state lawmakers thinking about possibly relocating the now-revoked license for Philadelphia’s Foxwoods casino, that gaming markets in the eastern and western parts of the state are virtually saturated.
Citing violations of board orders and a failure to maintain financial suitability, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued the official explanation for its decision to revoke the Foxwoods casino license in Philadelphia.
Nearly a month after Pennsylvania gambling officials revoked their license, the group behind the nascent Foxwoods casino has asked the board for yet one more chance.
While Philadelphia City Hall adjusts the books, Casino opponents are claiming victory after yesterday’s vote by the Gaming Control Board to strip Foxwoods of Philadelphia’s second casino license.
Pennsylvania gambling control officials today decided to revoke the casino license of the Foxwoods group, after the group repeatedly failed to meet deadlines over the past four years.
The local investors who control the project announced Tuesday morning that they have reached agreement with Harrah’s in which the casino firm will become both a minority investor and manager of the project.
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