Sugarhouse casino officials say construction should take about two years now that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved a revised plan to expand their waterfront casino.
“Only the green roof parking garage saves it from an F” in their report card on the applications, the group’s spokeswoman said.
Dr. Walter Lomax began with a small private practice in South Philadelphia and now controls a business empire that includes real estate, venture capital, and media.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled three days of events: an information-only presentation in February to be followed by two days of public hearings in April.
“We are in a different position than we were back in 2006,” says Pennsylvania state senator Larry Farnese.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says it has received six applications for Philadelphia’s second casino license — including one that wasn’t on the radar screen until now.
“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.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reminding prospective developers that the deadline to apply for Philadelphia’s second casino license is just three weeks away.
The fate of the city’s second license has been in limbo since Foxwoods’ license was revoked a year and a half ago. Mayor Nutter calls this “the right decision at the right time.”
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman Bill Ryan says that taxpayers don’t have to part with a penny for the grant — unless you lost it in a slot machine.
A Philadelphia City Council committee has signed off on a $125-million expansion of the Sugarhouse Casino, along the Delaware riverfront in Fishtown.
Commonwealth Court on Thursday upheld the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision of last December revoking Foxwoods’ license.
SugarHouse Casino is celebrating its first anniversary of operation with several events being held throughout the weekend.
“We feel very confident that we did exercise the proper discretion and did the right thing,” an attorney representing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said afterward.
Philadelphia lawyer Richard Sprague and car dealer Robert Potamkin — both minority partners in the Sugarhouse Casino — are suing the Chicago-based developer who runs the Delaware Avenue gambling house.
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