By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The state deadline for applications for a second casino in Philadelphia is Thursday.

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The casino license originally given to Foxwoods, then rescinded when those investors had financial difficulties, is up for grabs.

Six developers have already submitted local impact statements to the city, a prerequisite to the formal application to the state Gaming Control Board.

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Mayor Nutter says while the state has final say, the city will be watching the process closely:

“The big issues for us are: impact on the community, traffic, parking, if there are density or congestion issues.  Economic impact is certainly a great component of that: which site might generate the most revenue for the city and the Commonwealth.  So there are a lot of factors.”

Among the developers who may submit applications are Bart Blatstein, with the old Inquirer headquarters on North Broad Street; Steve Wynn, at a site in Fishtown; the Goldenberg Group, at 8th and Market Streets, a site once proposed for the abortive DisneyQuest project; and the Parkway Corporation, on properties near the Convention Center.

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There are also two developers who may propose sites in the stadium district.