Pa. Casino Regulators Hear Sugarhouse Request For 3-Year License RenewalManagement spoke about how the gambling hall has been a responsible neighbor in Fishtown while keeping more than 1,200 jobs in the city.
Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right ThingAppearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.
Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He'll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQBlatstein was one of four developers hoping to build Philadelphia's second casino; he proposed putting it in the former Inquirer headquarters, on North Broad Street at Callowhill.
Rivals For Philadelphia's Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup"Maybe another newspaper? I don't know. We'll deal with that next week," said Bart Blatstein, who had hoped to put a casino in the former Inquirer building on North Broad Street.
Second Casino License For Philadelphia Awarded to Stadium Complex ProjectLIVE! Hotel & Casino received the second casino license in Philadelphia.
Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded"Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year," said councilman John McBlain.
Announcement Coming on Second Casino License For PhiladelphiaThe Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has called a special meeting for November 18th to announce who, if anyone, will get the second casino license in the city of Philadelphia.
Sugarhouse Planning Temporary Poker Room For September OpeningSugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the demand for live poker play has been there since day one.
Sugarhouse Develops a New, Simplified Craps Game For Younger PlayersThe game was created and developed by two Sugarhouse casino employees, table games supervisor Mark Grochala and dealer Tom McCann.
Decision Awaited on Second Casino License for PhiladelphiaThe Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman indicated that after final oral arguments in the application process, February 26th, he hoped there would be a decision about the Philadelphia casino license within 60 days.
Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed CasinoThe possibility of a casino on North Broad Street, near Callowhill, is prompting a move in Philadelphia City Council to stave off new pawn shops, payday loan operations, and other shady credit businesses in that area.
Noted Promoter Hired To Help Program Entertainment For Proposed 'Provence' CasinoMagid was hired by developer Bart Blatstein (left). "We are obviously going to go for the biggest names," Magid (right) said.
Applicants For Philadelphia's Second Casino License Make Final PitchesThe hearings have been focused on financing and revenue, traffic congestion and parking, even as each applicant tried to convince the Gaming Board they had the "wow factor" that would create new gamblers, not simply cannibalize the clientele in existing casinos.
Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for PhiladelphiaJohn Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state's gambling law was passed.
Pa. Casino Officials Hope To Make Decision on 2nd License For Phila. in SpringThe public comment period on the bids closes at 5pm on December 31st.