One of the tallest buildings in Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort is in a stratosphere all its own.
Parx Casino has been given approval to set up a high limit room with 14 table games taking two high limit tables already on the gaming floor and adding a dozen more, putting them all in a special area.
Spending is up for hotel rooms, meals, concerts and nightclubs — even as the gambling take has dropped for the New Jersey resort’s11 casinos.
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.
A community development group in Philadelphia’s Chinatown is defending its decision to accept a donation from Harrah’s Casino in Chester after opposing a casino in their neighborhood.
Harrah’s has now written off more than $50 million in debt related to its interest in the Foxwoods casino project, but a spokeswoman denies that it signals an imminent move to take over the project.
The Gaming Control Board is signaling plans to take a harder line against casinos for underage gambling violations.
The dice have been rolling there since Sunday, but officials today gathered at Harrah’s casino in Chester, Pa. to ceremonially mark the start of live table games.
There’s a big expansion of gambling coming to the Philadelphia suburbs.