The Cantabile Choir at Interboro High School had the chance to share the stage with the rock group “Foreigner” at Harrah’s Chester Saturday night.
If Mayor John Linder gets his way, a 10% tax will be attached to concert tickets at Harrah’s and sporting events like Union soccer games at PPL Park. And a 20% tax would be added for paid parking.
On Saturday, Harrah’s Chester will officially become Harrah’s Philadelphia. And with the new name comes a new focus on more than just games.
Nutter Administration To Pennsylvania Lawmakers: Don’t Move 2nd Casino License Away From Philadelphia
Pennsylvania lawmakers openly wondered if the Southeastern Pennsylvania market was already saturated with Harrah’s, Sugarhouse, and Parx casinos. City commerce director Alan Greenberger said that may be, but putting the casino in a more rural location might not make sense.
Early numbers for slots revenue suggest that SugarHouse is taking a bite out of Harrah’s hide.
Philadelphia’s Chinatown Development Corporation is defending its decision to accept a donation from Harrah’s Casino in Chester.