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.
What was supposed to be a night of fun became a nightmare. A trip to a Philadelphia casino turned into a trip to the hospital after two robbers attacked a woman and her friends.
Sugarhouse executives conducted a walk-through of the just about completed casino which is scheduled to open a week from today.
The Sugarhouse casino has announced the dates for testing of Pennsylvania’s newest gambling house — and the charities that will be benefit — before a permanent opening planned for September 23rd.
Excitement is building at the corporate offices of the Sugarhouse casino these days as the countdown continues to the opening of Philadelphia’s first gambling hall in September — with the originally unplanned benefit of table […]