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Cold Weather May Have Kept Gamblers Home In January

Gaming Control Board spokesman Doug Harbach says gross revenue from slots play fell almost 9-percent last month compared to January of 2013.

02/07/2014

A team from SugarHouse testifies about "extreme and unintended consequences" from a second casino license award. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Applicants For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Make Final Pitches

The hearings have been focused on financing and revenue, traffic congestion and parking, even as each applicant tried to convince the Gaming Board they had the “wow factor” that would create new gamblers, not simply cannibalize the clientele in existing casinos.

01/30/2014

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

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01/28/2014

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Rivalry Intense For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License

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.

01/26/2014

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Pennsylvania’s Casino Revenue From Table Games Up in 2013

But despite another year-to-year increase in table games action, overall revenue at Pennsylvania’s casinos was down slightly in 2013.

01/16/2014

(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for Philadelphia

John Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state’s gambling law was passed.

01/08/2014

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Pennsylvania Slot Revenue Down In 2013

For the first time since casinos opened in the state, gross revenues from slot machine play in Pennsylvania for a calendar year were down from the year before.

01/04/2014

(Gamblers at the Sugarhouse Casino, on North Delaware Avenue, in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Slots Revenue Down Nearly Four Percent vs. 2012

Presque Isle Casino, in Erie, experienced the biggest drop in gross slots revenue — more than 13 percent — followed by Harrah’s Philadelphia, down almost 10 percent.

01/03/2014

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Public Invited To Attend Hearings For Applicants Of Philadelphia’s Next Casino

The public can’t participate, but can watch the suitability hearings where the casino applicants go before the board and say why their project is better than the rest.

12/16/2013

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Valley Forge Casino Fined $200,000 For Violating Its License Terms

Valley Forge has a Category 3 license, which mandates that patrons must pay at least $10 out of pocket before hitting the casino floor.

11/20/2013

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One Casino Applicant Says Its South Philly Site Is Getting Short Shrift

“We don’t want any special consideration, but we do want to be fairly covered,” Crawley said today.

11/14/2013

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Steve Wynn Abruptly Pulls Out Of Running For Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.

11/11/2013

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Consultant’s Report Handicaps Economic Impact of New Philly Casinos

The report shows that the “Provence” and “Market 8″ projects proposed for center city and the “Wynn Philadelphia,” proposed for Fishtown, are generally among the top three in several of the categories in the economic impact study.

10/29/2013

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Pa. Sees 3.6 Percent Drop In Table Game Revenues

Pennsylvania casinos reported Wednesday that table games saw a drop of about 3.6 percent in September compared to a year ago, adding to the woes of casino owners after slot machine revenues also saw a decline.

10/16/2013

(Joe Procacci says one of his tomato processing warehouses in South Philadelphia can be coverted quickly for use as a casino.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Hopeful South Phila. Casino Developer Says He Can Get Going Quickly

The principals of PHL Local Gaming say they have a head start on their five competitors because CEO and chairman Joe Procacci would use one of his warehouses to house the casino.

08/06/2013

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