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Pa. Gaming Control Board

Sugarhouse Casino general manager Wendy Hamilton testifies before a Pennsylvania state senate committee.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

SugarHouse Boss Says Philadelphia Shouldn’t Have Another Casino

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton is disputing the findings of a consultant hired by the legislature that the region can handle at least one more casino.

06/03/2014

(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

(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

(Pennsylvnai Gaming Control Board) (credit: KYW's Tony Romeo)

Synagogue, Schools File Petition Against Applicant For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License

A gaming board spokesman says Congregation Rodeph Shalom and two schools near the casino proposed for Broad and Callowhill Streets have filed a petition with the board seeking to intervene in opposition to the project, to be developed by Bart Blatstein.

12/14/2013

(PGCB commissioner Annemarie Kaiser looks at the graphs prepared by AKRF consultants for the city as commerce director Alan Greenberger goes over their findings.   Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Official Says City Prefers Center City For 2nd Casino

“The three proposals in South Philadelphia are less likely to induce further development and less likely to generate a new audience than the other three proposals,” city commerce director Alan Greenberger told a state oversight panel.

09/24/2013

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PA Slot Machine Revenue Decreases Slightly In Fiscal Year

For the first time since they opened, Pennsylvania casinos have recorded a fiscal year-to-year drop in gross revenues from slot machine play.

07/03/2013

(An architect's drawing of a proposed casino complex at Third and Packer Avenues accompanied Pa. Sen. Anthony Williams' letter to the PGCB.)

Philadelphia May Try To Own City’s Second Casino

“If the city is going to have a casino, then we should maximize the benefit to the city from that casino,” says a spokesman for US Rep. Bob Brady.

11/15/2012

PA Bill Would Give Gaming Investigation Powers To Attorney General

State House Republicans are renewing their effort to pass a bill that would shift the investigation powers of the Gaming Control Board to the state attorney general’s office.

02/08/2011

(Anti-Foxwoods protest in Chinatown in 2008.)

Pa. Gambling Board Weighs Last-Ditch Pitch By Foxwoods Group

“You are arguably -– and I’ll say more than arguably — definitely further away from putting a shovel in the ground today than you were in December of 2006.”

10/27/2010

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Harrah’s Moves To Take Over Foxwoods Project in South Philly

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.

10/26/2010

Pa. Slots Revenue Drops from July to August

Compared to the previous month, slots revenues were down in August – the first full month of table games at Pennsylvania casinos.

09/07/2010

Philadelphia's First Casino Plans for Sept. 23rd Opening

The Sugarhouse casino has announced the dates for testing of Pennsylvania’s newest gambling house — and the charities that will be benefit — before a permanent opening planned for September 23rd.

08/25/2010

Parx, Bensalem Warned to Get More Proactive

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board members today told an official of Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa. that the casino — and township police — need to do more to address the problem of players leaving children in […]

08/19/2010

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