Philadelphia 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.
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.
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.
Supporters of the “Market 8″ casino project say it has aggressive but attainable goals of hiring African-Americans at all levels.
“We don’t want any special consideration, but we do want to be fairly covered,” Crawley said today.
Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.