Philadelphia Casino License
LIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania gaming officials are expected to finally show their hand this afternoon on a second casino license for Philadelphia.
The chairman of the Gaming Control Board says deliberations continue on who, if anyone, will get the second casino license for the city of Philadelphia.
A consultant hired by the state legislature to study the future of gaming in Pennsylvania says another gambling hall will not overload the local market.
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Wynn Resorts has withdrawn its licensing application for a second casino in Philadelphia.