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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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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

(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

(African-American community leaders show their support for Ken Goldenberg, center, and his "Market 8" casino project.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Local Black Leaders Throw Support Behind ‘Market 8′ Casino Applicant

Supporters of the “Market 8″ casino project say it has aggressive but attainable goals of hiring African-Americans at all levels.

11/19/2013

(PHL Local Gaming spokesman A. Bruce Crawley speaks to reporters.  Credit: Justin Udo)

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Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.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