By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – A Gaming Control Board spokesman says the panel will seek dismissal of a lawsuit filed earlier this week attempting to stop the board from issuing a license for a second casino in the city of Philadelphia.READ MORE: Gas Prices Up In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid Refinery Outages
Gaming Control Board spokesman Richard McGarvey says the lawsuit was filed by investors with a small stake in the city’s existing casino, SugarHouse. The suit asserts that nothing in the state gaming law vests the board with the authority to re-issue a new license after revoking the original license issued to Foxwoods — something the board disputes.READ MORE: 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' Goes Deeper Into Background Of Classic 'Lady Sings The Blues'
“The Gaming Control Board did receive a copy of the petition or the lawsuit if you want to call it that,” McGarvey said. “And certainly the board will respond to that petition and seek dismissal of the action because we truly believe it is without support in the law.”MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County
After years of delays in getting the project going, the gaming board revoked Foxwoods’ license for a Philadelphia casino in December 2010 and the board is currently vetting applications for a new license.