Mayor Michael A. Nutter today announced that the new tradition of two fireworks on New Year’s Eve will continue as SugarHouse Casino returns to present Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun with two different shows 6 p.m. and Midnight, lighting up the skies over the Delaware River.
Slots revenues were up 6.5% in Pennsylvania last month, compared to November 2010, thanks in large part to impressive increases posted by Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino.
Sugarhouse is gambling that the demand for their slot machines and table games will grow as the facility does.
Sugarhouse next year hopes to begin construction of its second phase, says 1st District councilman Frank DiCiccio, “to expand their facility, create a multi-level parking garage, and more public space.”
SugarHouse Casino is celebrating its first anniversary of operation with several events being held throughout the weekend.
If you pick enough winners this year, SugarHouse will hand you $1-million. And since you’re not putting up your own money, it’s all legal.
State gaming regulators will continue talking with officials from the Parx Casino in Bensalem, in an effort to eliminate the problem of gamblers leaving children in cars in the parking lot of the casino.
Parx casino continues to wear the crown as Pennsylvania’s leading casino for slots play, according to revenue figures for the fiscal year that ended last week.
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.
The Philadelphia police commissioner said crime around the casino, while well-publicized, has not gone up significantly.
A suspect was taken into custody after police say he robbed a man near a Philadelphia casino early Friday morning.
Gaming Control Board officials say occasional police patrols on the casino floor is one response to a pair of robberies at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse casino last fall.
The chairman of the Gaming Control Board says, despite lagging slots revenue, he believes the SugarHouse casino will eventually realize its potential – although it may take some time.
Governor Ed Rendell’s appearance on 60 Minutes, last Sunday, inspired a group of casino activists in Philadelphia.
2011 is not expected to be a Happy New Year for Atlantic City’s 11 casinos in the eyes of one outsider, who keeps an eye on the gaming industry for a living.