It’s that time of year where SugarHouse employees board the Sugar Express to help those who are less fortunate.
State gambling regulators will meet this week to decide whether, and to whom, to award Philadelphia’s second and final casino license.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is considering four applications for the city’s second casino license.
General Manager of SugarHouse Casino Wendy Hamilton spoke about upcoming events going on at the casino.
Pennsylvania casinos reported Wednesday that table games saw a drop of about 3.6 percent in September compared to a year ago, adding to the woes of casino owners after slot machine revenues also saw a decline.
Joe Brooks, head of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ, says the boxes contained not only local products such as Tastykakes and Wawa coffee, but some more personal items.
“We are in a different position than we were back in 2006,” says Pennsylvania state senator Larry Farnese.
One of the proposed locations for a second Philadelphia casino would place it blocks away from the first one, Sugarhouse, on the Delaware River Waterfront. And a local advocacy group has concerns.
A Philadelphia City Council committee has signed off on a $125-million expansion of the Sugarhouse Casino, along the Delaware riverfront in Fishtown.
SugarHouse ranked fifth out of ten casinos in the state, with $53.5-million in gross table games revenues in the fiscal year, despite the fact that it has the fewest number of tables and was the last to come on line.
Pro and Anti Casino forces in Philadelphia finally have something they agreed on. Both are against a ‘Cash for Gold’ store about to open on Delaware Avenue across from SugarHouse Casino.
Parx Casino has been given approval to set up a high limit room with 14 table games taking two high limit tables already on the gaming floor and adding a dozen more, putting them all in a special area.
Nutter Administration To Pennsylvania Lawmakers: Don’t Move 2nd Casino License Away From Philadelphia
Pennsylvania lawmakers openly wondered if the Southeastern Pennsylvania market was already saturated with Harrah’s, Sugarhouse, and Parx casinos. City commerce director Alan Greenberger said that may be, but putting the casino in a more rural location might not make sense.
Early numbers for slots revenue suggest that SugarHouse is taking a bite out of Harrah’s hide.
Citizens conducted a Casino Town Watch at SugarHouse casino. This is the fourth watch organized by Casino-Free Philadelphia.