Pa. Gaming Control Board
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is dissecting each of the five proposals during hearings at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The public comment period on the bids closes at 5pm on December 31st.
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.
“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.
For the first time since they opened, Pennsylvania casinos have recorded a fiscal year-to-year drop in gross revenues from slot machine play.
“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.
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.
“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.”
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.
Compared to the previous month, slots revenues were down in August – the first full month of table games at Pennsylvania casinos.
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.
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 […]