“Maybe another newspaper? I don’t know. We’ll deal with that next week,” said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.
With hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from table games and slot machines potentially at stake, the five applicants will make their final pitches to state gambling regulators this week.
The six applicants interested in a second casino license to be issued in Philadelphia showed their best hands this year.
Supporters of the “Market 8″ casino project say it has aggressive but attainable goals of hiring African-Americans at all levels.
Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.