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Top Casinos In The Philadelphia Area

Looking to gamble a little bit closer to home? If you’re ready to take your chances at the slots or live table games, check out the places in this list.

11/24/2014

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Gaming Regulators Set To Deal Cards On Second Casino License In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania gaming officials are expected to finally show their hand this afternoon on a second casino license for Philadelphia.

11/18/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

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Harrah’s Speaks Out Against Another Philadelphia Casino

Harrah’s Casino in Chester is speaking out against plans to open another casino in Philadelphia, saying the region’s gambling industry is already coping with a two-year slide in revenues.

11/12/2014

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Announcement Coming on Second Casino License For Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has called a special meeting for November 18th to announce who, if anyone, will get the second casino license in the city of Philadelphia.

11/07/2014

(Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton holds the bolt cutters and trailer seal she cut as casino workers start unloading equipment for the casino's temporary poker room.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Tables Arrive as Sugarhouse Begins Assembling Its Poker Room

Early next month, gamblers who want to try their hand at poker will be able to have a seat inside Philadelphia’s first poker room.

10/17/2014

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Is Popularity Of Gambling In Philadelphia Part To Blame For AC Casino Closings?

With more options in the Philadelphia area for places to gamble, many people say there is no need to head to Atlantic City.

09/01/2014

(Natanya DiBona poses with a t-shirt advertising the 2014 edition of "Diner En Blanc" for Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Pop-Up Picnic, Food Truck Festival, and Casino Dining

Philadelphia’s third annual “Diner En Blanc,” a first-ever food truck event in Franklin Square, and more eating choices at Sugarhouse Casino are on the menu for this week’s “What’s Cooking,”

08/14/2014

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What’s Cooking on 1060: New in Radnor, North Philly, and Fishtown

A new Greek “taverna” in Radnor, a hangout for Temple University students in North Philadelphia, and a promotional event for Sugarhouse Casino are on this week’s “What’s Cooking” agenda.

07/31/2014

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SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games

Philadelphia’s first casino is spreading its bets, breaking ground on an expansion.

07/22/2014

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Sugarhouse Planning Temporary Poker Room For September Opening

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the demand for live poker play has been there since day one.

06/11/2014

Sugarhouse Casino general manager Wendy Hamilton testifies before a Pennsylvania state senate committee.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

SugarHouse Boss Says Philadelphia Shouldn’t Have Another Casino

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton is disputing the findings of a consultant hired by the legislature that the region can handle at least one more casino.

06/03/2014

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Report Finds There’s Room For Another Philadelphia Casino

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.

05/12/2014

(Sugarhouse table games supervisor Mark Grochala, left, and dealer Tom McCann, right, developed a new, simplified variation on the game of craps, designed to appeal to neophyte gamblers.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Sugarhouse Develops a New, Simplified Craps Game For Younger Players

The game was created and developed by two Sugarhouse casino employees, table games supervisor Mark Grochala and dealer Tom McCann.

05/01/2014

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

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