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South Philly casino plan advances, but developers not ready to break ground yet

A second casino in Philadelphia is another step closer to construction. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has given the Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia project planned for Ninth and Packer a second green light.

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9/13/2017

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8/26/2017

article Philadelphia Casino Gets Go Ahead
(Pennsylvania) -- The long-delayed stadium casino in South Philadelphia received approval after the state Gaming Commission accepted a solution from the majority owner...

8/14/2017

article Philadelphia Casino Gets Go Ahead
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania law that prevents the owner of one casino from owning more than 33 percent of another casino was intact after Watche "Bob"...

8/12/2017

article Pennsylvania Gaming Board Approves South Philadelphia Casino Again [sub req'd]
(Philadelphia) -- The proposed ownership structure of a south Philadelphia casino has been approved by Pennsylvania’s gaming board, with a third appeal of the...

8/11/2017

article Inside Gaming: South Philly Casino Approved, NY Casino Owners Face Tough Market
(Philadelphia) -- This week's installment of Inside Gaming shares news that the long planned-for casino in south Philadelphia has finally gotten the okay from...
article Pennsylvania clears casino licensing hurdle
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board revealed on Wednesday that the applicants who were chosen to operate the second casino in Philadelphia are within...
article South Philly casino plan advances, but developers not ready to break ground yet
(Philadelphia) -- A second casino in Philadelphia is another step closer to construction. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has given the Live! Casino and Hotel...

7/14/2017

article Gaming Board sets hearing for second Philly casino license
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, July 31, to receive additional evidence about the ownership of Stadium...
article South Philly casino update
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, July 31 for the purpose of receiving additional...

7/12/2017

article Proposed Philadelphia Casino May Be Further Complicating PA Online Gambling Bill
(Pennsylvania) -- A second Philadelphia casino has become yet another issue surrounding casino expansion currently complicating things for Pennsylvania lawmakers. The...
article EDITORIAL: Public loses if 'competing' casinos can have same principal owners
(Pennsylvania) -- A bill that would ditch part of Pennsylvania’s gambling law that puts limits on multiple ownership of slots parlors is the latest sign that...

7/10/2017

article Casino bill introduced in Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania) -- State Rep Scott Petri introduced a bill that is set to help a casino proposition for South Philadelphia that’s been stuck in the Pennsylvania...

7/6/2017

article Bucks lawmaker introduces bill to ease way for S. Philly casino
(Philadelphia) -- A Bucks County legislator has a proposal to clear the path for a South Philadelphia casino that’s been stalled by appeals to the Pennsylvania...

6/22/2017

article Philly Casino Project Delayed After Court Ruling
(Philadelphia) -- The long-awaited Live! Hotel & Casino project in Philadelphia will need further review by state officials, according to a court ruling Tuesday.

6/21/2017

article Pa. Supreme Court sends ownership of South Phila. casino back to regulators for review
(Pennsylvania) -- A unanimous ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is forcing gambling regulators to reevaluate the ownership structure of the future Live! Hotel...

6/20/2017

article Pa. Supreme Court orders new look at Philly casino project
(Pennsylvania) -- In a decision likely to further delay the opening of a second casino in the city, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered gambling regulators...
article South Philly casino project ownership questioned again by court
(Pennsylvania) -- For a second time in 15 months, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is ordering state gambling regulators to re-examine the legality of the ownership...

6/7/2017

article Parx Casino fined $35,000 for underage gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Wednesday fined Parx Casino in Bucks County $35,000 for two incidents of underage gambling. A 20-year-old woman...

3/30/2017

article SugarHouse Offers 1-1 Bonuses, Low Bet Minimums
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino might seem like an unlikely candidate for a New Jersey-based online casino site, but thanks to a partnership...

3/21/2017

article SugarHouse Casino says it's not responsible for broken beer bottle that injured customer
(Pennsylvania) -- Counsel for SugarHouse Casino have categorically denied it was negligent in causing a patron to be cut and wounded by the “sharp, broken and...

2/9/2017

article Sugarhouse Player Cashes Out An Epic Slots Session For A Record $160,000
(Philadelphia) -- Typically when someone wins $160,000 playing slots, it comes from a big grand prize or a progressive jackpot. For Sugarhouse Casino user Johnnyboy5555...

1/19/2017

article SugarHouse Casino, attended by Penn athletes, is fined for admitting underage patrons
(Philadelphia) -- Several Penn athletes reportedly engaged in acts of underage gambling last year at SugarHouse Casino, which was fined $100,000, according to The...

1/11/2017

article SugarHouse fined $100K for underage gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gambling regulators have fined SugarHouse Casino $100,000 for five incidents of underage gambling involving 10 individuals last year. At a...

1/6/2017

article Whatever happened with that South Philly casino?
(Philadelphia) -- It’s been more than three years since the state accepted applications to build a second casino in Philadelphia, and more than a year since the...

12/17/2016

article SugarHouse Casino renews sponsorship of Mummers Parade
(Philadelphia) -- A Philadelphia tradition of Mummers strutting down Broad Street will continue through 2020 thanks to a new deal with a local casino.

11/30/2016

article South Philly casino still stalled in court -- two years after award
(Pennsylvania) -- A notable anniversary in the Pennsylvania casino industry snuck by on Nov. 18: That date marked two years since the state Gaming Control Board awarded...

5/26/2016

article SugarHouse Casino operating license renewed
(Philadelphia) -- Today the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to renew SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP’s, Category 2 Casino Operator’s License...

5/9/2016

article Expanded SugarHouse Casino now open
(Pennsylvania) -- "What a long, strange trip it's been." Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, with a Grateful Dead nod, kicked off the...

5/6/2016

article Monday unveiling for Philadelphia’s revamped SugarHouse Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A special ceremony featuring a number of local dignitaries and politicians is being held on Monday to officially unveil the 150,000 sq ft expansion of...

5/5/2016

article SugarHouse Casino to cut ribbon on $164 million expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino will officially cut the ribbon next Monday in Fishtown to mark the conclusion of a $164 million expansion...
article SugarHouse Completes $164 Million Expansion Project
(Pennsylvania) -- Nearly two years and $164 million later, SugarHouse Casino's renovation and expansion project is complete. Casino officials will be joined Monday...

3/30/2016

article PA Supreme Court Questions Ownership Of New Philly Casino Licensee
(Pennsylvania) -- A spokesman for the Gaming Control Board says he does not view a ruling by the state Supreme Court as a major setback for a new casino to be built in...

3/29/2016

article Court orders review of Philly casino licensee's ownership
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is ordering state gambling regulators to take another look at the ownership of a lucrative Philadelphia-area casino...

2/28/2016

article Its a win-win for casino, displaced Palm workers in Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania) -- A Philadelphia business is recruiting some prime candidates who are going to be out of work for a year. Hearing that the Palm Restaurant is closing at...

2/24/2016

article A casino lifeline for Palm's employees
(Philadelphia) -- For a restaurant, it may have been a little odd - a morning meeting in the Palm's private dining room, held without pastries or coffee. Instead,...

12/11/2015

article City Council approves zoning for $450 million casino complex near stadiums
(Philadelphia) -- It was an eventful final session of 2015 for Philadelphia City Council on Thursday. Members voted to approve zoning for a planned $450 million casino...

12/10/2015

article Bills needed for South Philly casino win final approval
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia City Council has given final approval to bills necessary to build the city's second casino. The Live Hotel and Casino will be built...
article Cordish and partner get zoning OK for Philly casino resort
(Philadelphia) -- The Philadelphia City Council has unanimously approved the zoning for Stadium Casino, a hotel casino resort that will be developed by a partnership of...
press release Philadelphia City Council Unanimously Approves Zoning For $450 Million World-Class Stadium District Hotel & Casino
(Philadelphia) -- The Philadelphia City Council today unanimously approved the zoning for Stadium Casino, LLC's new destination hotel casino resort in Philadelphia...

12/3/2015

article South Philly casino project runs into labor pains
(Pennsylvania) -- THE $450 MILLION South Philadelphia casino project which has been battered by allegations that one of its developers discriminates against African-...

11/18/2015

article Committee OK’s casino’s zoning request
(Pennsylvania) -- Despite a call from local advocates to delay a proposed casino’s zoning request due to racial discrimination allegations against one of its...
article Philadelphia Casino Gives $1 Million For Local Neighborhoods
(Pennsylvania) -- The SugarHouse Casino wrote a $1 million check Tuesday to benefit members of the neighborhoods near the casino. Penn Treaty Special Services District (...

11/17/2015

article Live! casino gets zoning approval despite racial discrimination allegations
(Pennsylvania) -- City Council approved Philadelphia's second casino Monday after calling for the owners to be more diverse and inclusive during a lengthy public...
article Philly casino could bring 5,000 jobs; zoning approval OK'd
(Pennsylvania) -- Zoning issues related to the $450 million casino and hotel coming to the Sports Complex were settled Monday with a unanimous decision by city council...

11/16/2015

article City Council wants Live! casino owners to be more inclusive, diverse
(Pennsylvania) -- City Council members called for the owners of Philadelphia's second casino, Live! Hotel and Casino, to be more inclusive and diverse in all levels...
article Council committee approves casino plan for S. Phila.
(Pennsylvania) -- Plans to build a casino in South Philadelphia moved forward Monday at the end of a raucous, six-hour City Council hearing where long-festering...

11/15/2015

article Hearing Schedule For Monday On Philadelphia’s Second Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A hearing is scheduled in Philadelphia City Council, today, on the bills that are needed for construction of the city’s second casino.

11/14/2015

article City sweetens hand in deal with casino developers
(Pennsylvania) -- The developers of the proposed $450 million proposed casino project for South Philadelphia have reached an agreement with city officials. Stadium...

11/13/2015

article Black leaders to City Council: Put the brakes on casino project
(Philadelphia) -- SAYING THEY DON'T want money or limousine rides to watch a developer's dog-and-pony shows, a coalition of African-American civic and religious...
article Want to work at the newest casino in Philly? Pay starts at $12 an hour
(Philadelphia) -- The backers of what will be South Philadelphia's first casino announced late Thursday the details of agreements made with the city, which includes...

11/12/2015

article Casino developers win support of five community groups
(Philadelphia) -- Ahead of what promises to be a contentious City Council zoning hearing Monday, the partnership planning to build the $450 million Live! Hotel &...

11/11/2015

article Black leaders to City Council: Put the brakes on casino project
(Pennsylvania) -- A coalition of African-American civic and religious leaders on Wednesday called on City Council not to "fast-track" the passage of zoning...

10/15/2015

article Councilman Johnson defends his relationship with casino company
(Pennsylvania) -- COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson yesterday defended his "working relationship" with the Baltimore company seeking to build a casino-hotel complex...

10/7/2015

article Casino project wins approval from planning commission
(Pennsylvania) -- THE MASTER PLAN for the proposed $400 million Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia won tentative approval from the City Planning Commission yesterday...
article Commission approves master plan for Live! Hotel & Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A proposal to build a second casino in Philadelphia took a step forward Tuesday after the city's Planning Commission approved the master plan for...

10/6/2015

article Cordish closer to bringing casino resort to Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia is closer to getting its version of the Maryland Live Casino after the city’s planning commission approved a master project plan for...
article South Philadelphia casino proposal gets conditional planning approval
(Pennsylvania) -- Planning officials have approved a developer's proposal for the city's second casino in South Philadelphia despite concerns over the project...
article South Philly casino plans move forward with commission's approval
(Pennsylvania) -- Plans for a casino along Packer Avenue, which will neighbor the sports complexes used by the city's major league teams, received approval from the...

10/2/2015

article Phila. planners to review S. Philly hotel-casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia City Planning Commission plans a Special Meeting next Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., upstairs at 1515 Arch St., to review and take action...

9/8/2015

article Allegations of racism could stall South Philly casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Allegations of racism could stall the construction of a casino in South Philadelphia. As the Daily News reported, the Philadelphia chapter of the...
article Casino company accused of racism hires local black PR firm to polish its image
(Pennsylvania) -- Stung by yet another claim that it racially discriminates against black patrons, the Cordish Companies - hoping to build a $500 million casino and...
article Civil rights org accuses S. Philly casino developer of racism
(Pennsylvania) -- The local branch of a civil rights organization released a report Tuesday highlighting some of the allegations against the company behind Philadelphia...

9/5/2015

article Civil rights group wants hearings into casino company's racial practices
(Pennsylvania) -- IT'S NOW CITY COUNCIL'S turn to deal with allegations that one of the companies picked to build a South Philadelphia casino and hotel has a...

9/4/2015

article SugarHouse fined for advancing cash to problem gamblers
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board fined SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia $50,000 for giving cash advances to 11 individuals who asked to be banned...

9/2/2015

article Steakhouse To Open At SugarHouse Casino As Part Of Expansion Project
(Pennsylvania) -- hey’re raising the steaks at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino. A well-known Chicago steakhouse will open at the end of the year as part of...

9/1/2015

article SugarHouse Casino to announce new restaurant, exclusive caterer
(Philadelphia) -- SugarHouse Casino will announce Wednesday a number of culinary additions as part of its expansion – a $164 million addition that is set to open...

8/23/2015

article Police: Man Shot by Masked Home Intruder After Leaving Casino
(Philadelphia) -- A 53-year-old man shot by a masked intruder in his North Philadelphia home early Sunday morning had just left SugarHouse Casino before he was attacked...

8/19/2015

article Planning official: Philly casino proposal short of space
(Pennsylvania) -- The plan for Philadelphia's second casino does not meet zoning requirements because it lacks enough open space. Its proposed digital signs also...

8/18/2015

article Discrimination Allegations Surface Against Group Planning To Build Casino In South Philly
(Pennsylvania) -- The group that intends to build a hotel and casino in South Philadelphia gave an overview of its master plan to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday...
article Philly casino hearing could be crashed by Al Sharpton group, report says
(Pennsylvania) -- The developer of a casino planned in South Philadelphia is likely to face opposition from Al Sharpton's National Action Network over ongoing...
article Racism claims against Live! casino developer cited at hearing
(Pennsylvania) -- Activists said that the Live! Hotel and Casino project shouldn't go forward if allegations of racism against the developer are sustained. Pamela...

8/14/2015

article Topping off the SugarHouse Casino Expansion
(Philadelphia) -- Officials will hold a topping off ceremony Thursday morning at the SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown, which is in the midst of completing its $164 million...

8/13/2015

article S. Phila casino, 216 apts at 401 Race on Tuesday planners' list
(Philadelphia) -- Developer Robert Ambrosi's ARC Properties will be presenting its proposal for 216 apartments, with surface and underground parking, on property ARC...
article SugarHouse Casino tops off $164 million addition
(Philadelphia) -- For nearly five years, SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood has been operating in what general manager Wendy Hamilton called...

8/12/2015

article Topping off the SugarHouse Casino expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Officials will hold a topping off ceremony Thursday morning at the SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown, which is in the midst of completing its $164 million...

7/17/2015

article Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino wins appeal of county property assessment
(Philadelphia) -- A successful appeal had reduced property taxes for Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack in Chester by about $1 million, and casino owners...

7/16/2015

article Black Clergy Disputes Allegations Of Racist Policies At Casino Firm
(Pennsylvania) -- The Black Clergy of Philadelphia says accusations of racism against the company planning to build a second casino in the city are false and are driven...
article Black Clergy find no evidence of racism by Cordish
(Pennsylvania) -- A two-month investigation of the Cordish Cos. by the Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity found "no credible evidence" that the firm...

7/11/2015

article Pa. Casino Regulators Hear Sugarhouse Request For 3-Year License Renewal
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today was hearing testimony from Sugarhouse Casino officials about why the casino’s license should be...

7/4/2015

article A mural to fight gambling addiction in South Philly might also target new casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A new mural depicting the dangers of gambling addiction is up in a South Philadelphia neighborhood that's full of immigrants from Southeast Asia.

5/16/2015

article Pair of robbers steal $13K, iPhone from casino winner; phone leads police to capture
(Philadelphia) -- A pair of robbers who followed a man home from the SugarHouse Casino and took $13,000 were captured back at the casino early Saturday with the stolen...

1/20/2015

article Blatstein withdraws appeal of second casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- The operators behind the proposed Provence Resort & Casino have withdrawn their appeal for Philadelphia's last casino license. Tower...

1/19/2015

article Blatstein Drops Casino Appeal, Says He’ll Move Ahead With Other Plans for Inquirer HQ
(Pennsylvania) -- Real estate developer Bart Blatstein has decided to drop his appeal of last year’s decision by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to put a...
article Blatstein withdraws appeal of Gaming Control Board's decision
(Pennsylvania) -- Developer Bart Blatstein said Monday that he is withdrawing his appeal of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's decision in November to license a...

1/10/2015

article SugarHouse GM excited about upcoming changes
(Philadelphia) -- CHARLES DICKENS described 2014 for Wendy Hamilton when he wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

12/23/2014

article South Philly's Live Casino Faces Legal Challenges Everyone Expected It to Face
(Pennsylvania) -- Appeals have been filed in the wake of the Gaming Control Board's decision to grant a license to the proposed property at the Sports Complex.

12/18/2014

article Blatstein files appeal of city casino decision
(Philadelphia) -- Developer Bart Blatstein, whose plans for a sprawling casino complex at Broad and Callowhill Streets was not selected for Philadelphia's second...
article Challenge in works on second casino license
(Philadelphia) -- The three losing bidders and the owner of the city's only existing casino all are heading to the state Supreme Court to challenge the Pennsylvania...

12/3/2014

article Philadelphia's casino soap opera takes another twist
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia's latest gambling license was awarded to a South Philadelphia project. It's the latest in a wave of casino projects coming to the...

12/1/2014

article Analyst: Philly doesn’t need another casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators this month drove another nail into the coffin containing Atlantic City’s gaming market. At the same time, they...
article Philadelphia ‘missed the boat’ on second casino license, say experts
(Pennsylvania) -- The decision to award Philadelphia's second and final casino license to Live! Hotel and Casino is drawing some harsh reactions from experts...

11/30/2014

article Analyst: Philly doesn’t need another casino
(Las Vegas) -- Pennsylvania gaming regulators this month drove another nail into the coffin containing Atlantic City’s gaming market. At the same time, they...

11/24/2014

article Despite opposition, gaming board approves Packer Ave. casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- Although the Delaware County Council opposed the issuance of a second gaming license in Philadelphia during its meeting on Nov. 12, the Pennsylvania...
article Philly Live! Gets the Win
(Pennsylvania) -- After two years of proposals, plans and deliberations, the city of Philadelphia has its second casino licensee. In a public meeting last week, the...

11/22/2014

article Casino also-rans leave big question marks in city's landscape
(Philadelphia) -- Held hostage for a year by hope that they might snag a casino license, two pieces of prime central Philadelphia real estate lost that gamble this week...
article EDITORIAL: Does Pa. need another casino?
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s a pretty safe bet that state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland and Delaware County Councilman John McBlain don’t often find themselves on the...

11/20/2014

article SugarHouse's success left Gaming Board confident on 2nd casino
(Pennsylvania) -- In rejecting SugarHouse Casino's "impassioned argument" that the Philadelphia area can't bear another casino, the Pennsylvania Gaming...

11/19/2014

article Live! from South Philly, it's a new casino
(Pennsylvania) -- THERE IS one safe bet for a new casino license holder in Philadelphia: Politicians, neighbors and people who applied for but didn't win the license...
article No joy in South Philly about new casino neighbor
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board may have made its final decision, but unhappy neighbors are almost certainly bound for court in an attempt to...
article Pa. OKs South Philly site for city's second casino
(Pennsylvania) -- State officials have selected a spot in South Philadelphia for a second Philadelphia casino. In the heart of the city's sports stadium complex, it...
article Residents: Casino will make South Philly worse
(Pennsylvania) -- Barbara Capozzi isn't happy. "Common sense, which I don't know why they call it common because nobody's got it, but common sense tells...
article Why Cordish won Philadelphia’s last casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded Philadelphia's second casino license to a joint venture including Baltimore developer Cordish Cos.,...

11/18/2014

article For Gaming Board, casino amid sports venues made sense
(Pennsylvania) -- Convinced that a stadium-area casino would draw sports fans and certain that casino gamblers want to arrive by car, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control...
article Gaming Board liked 'synergy' between casino and fans drawn to stadiums
(Pennsylvania) -- Here's the quick read on why the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chose Live! Hotel & Casino in South Philadelphia for Philadelphia's...
article Maryland Live! owners win license for Philly casino
(Pennsylvania) -- And the winner is … Cordish! Pennsylvania gaming officials Tuesday awarded the Baltimore-based developer and a partner, Greenwood Gaming and...
article New Casino License in Pennsylvania Adds to Northeast Gambling Market Frenzy
(Pennsylvania) -- A $425 million project with a casino and a boutique hotel rising in the stadium district of Philadelphia is the latest entrant into the tumultuous...
article Nutter on 2nd Philly casino license: 'We need to move forward'
(Pennsylvania) -- Mayor Nutter reacted this afternoon with a mixture of relief and disappointment to the state Gaming Control Board's decision to award the city'...
article Philly adds a casino while Atlantic City prepares to close its fifth
(Pennsylvania) -- Drum roll please! After leaving everyone in suspense for months, Pennsylvania gaming officials will announce Tuesday who gets to build and operate...
article Rivals For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License Lick Wounds, Regroup
(Pennsylvania) -- The three remaining bidders who lost out on Philadelphia’s second and final casino license each indicate they are considering whether to appeal...
article Stadium-district casino wins new Philly license
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia-area gambling market is set to get competitive now that state regulators voted Tuesday to award a license to Live! Hotel & Casino...
article BLOG: The bet is off
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's decision to site Philly's second casino in the stadium complex maintains the city's losing streak. Generic, formulaic, and...
article COLUMN: Another casino, because that worked so well for Atlantic City
(Pennsylvania) -- This is Philadelphia, where we arrest Jesus one day, go crazy for the Pope the day after that, and on the third day, we hand the keys to the city over...
article More jobs? More crime? S. Phila. residents fret over casino
(Pennsylvania) -- From his barbershop at Seventh and Bigler Streets, Darin Capo has seen all the concrete giants rise - the Wells Fargo Center in 1996, Lincoln Financial...
article Philly's next casino can't leave minorities in the cold: Cherelle Parker
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a special public meeting today on the award of Philadelphia's second Class 2 stand-alone casino...

11/17/2014

article For 2d Phila. casino license, expect a quick meeting
(Pennsylvania) -- When the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gathers Tuesday to vote on a second casino license in Philadelphia, it likely will not be a long and drawn-...
article How a new Philly casino could jeopardize a different city's finances
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is expected to grant a second Philadelphia casino license tomorrow. The board is looking at four proposals...
article Losers for city's 2d casino unlikely to win on appeal
(Pennsylvania) -- If, as expected, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awards a second Philadelphia casino license Tuesday, applicants who are turned down can appeal...
article Second Philly casino license could be financial blow to Harrah’s Philadelphia, Chester
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is poised to issue a stand-alone casino license Tuesday afternoon to one of four applicants seeking to build...

11/16/2014

article Amid revenue challenges, Pennsylvania regulators to decide on Philly's second casino license
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers from southeastern Pennsylvania and across the border into New Jersey already have their pick of four nearby casinos. Amid softening revenues,...
article Opinion: More casinos? A bad bet
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambling business is built on bettors’ willful suspension of belief in the laws of probability. If state officials approve another...
article Philly to find out whether it gets a second casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Gamblers from southeastern Pennsylvania and across the border into New Jersey already have their pick of four nearby casinos. Amid two years of...

11/14/2014

article Delaware County officials say new casino in Philadelphia would hurt Harrah’s, local taxpayers
(Pennsylvania) -- Delaware County Council urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today to withhold awarding a second casino license in Philadelphia, claiming Harrah...

11/13/2014

article Letter: Kirkland offers opposition to second casino in Philly
(Philadelphia) -- To the Times: Since the opening of Harrah’s Philadelphia (formerly Harrah’s Chester) in 2007, Chester City, Delaware County, and its...
article Residents Near Possible Casino Location In South Philly Express Displeasure
(Philadelphia) -- It was a heated meeting Wednesday night in South Philadelphia as residents, in a loud voice, expressed their concerns over the possibility of the...
article South Philly Neighbors Rally Against Casino in Their Backyard
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is expected to approve a second Philadelphia casino at a meeting next week. An unconfirmed report suggests that...

11/12/2014

article Officials concerned over issuance of casino license in Philly
(Philadelphia) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is set to announce a decision regarding the issuance of a second casino license in the city of Philadelphia on...
article Residents, union workers sound off over South Phila. casino plan
(Philadelphia) -- There was a very loud and very public family squabble at Stella Maris parish hall Wednesday night, one that can be summed up simply: quality of life vs...
article South Philly casino angers hundreds
(Philadelphia) -- ANGERED BY rumors that the proposed "Live! Hotel & Casino" at the South Philly sports complex will be granted a license on Tuesday, more...

11/11/2014

article Harrah's speaks out against another Philly casino
(Pennsylvania) -- A Philadelphia-area casino is speaking out against plans to open another casino in Philadelphia, saying the region's gambling industry is already...
article OP/ED: Gambling problem
(Pennsylvania) -- The gambling business is built on bettors' willful suspension of belief in the laws of probability. If state officials approve another Philadelphia...

11/10/2014

article State Sets Date to Decide Philly’s Second Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has set November 18th for a vote on whether Philadelphia will get a second casino — and if so, which...

11/8/2014

article Casino license: Trouble or nothing?
(Pennsylvania) -- LOOKING for a safe bet? Put your money on there being significant community backlash when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board later this month...

11/7/2014

article Critics say another Philly casino could harm existing ones
(Pennsylvania) -- Concerned legislators from Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties said Friday that a second Philadelphia casino could drain customers, revenues, and...
article SugarHouse renews effort to scuttle 2nd Philadelphia casino
(Pennsylvania) -- SugarHouse Casino is renewing its effort to scuttle plans for a second casino in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is considering...
article Philly's 2nd casino likely to be decided Nov. 18; speculation abounds
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that it will conduct a public meeting Nov. 18 to award a license for Philadelphia's second casino.
article Second Philadelphia casino license to be awarded Nov. 18
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a meeting on November 18 to award a second Philadelphia casino license. The meeting will be held at the...

11/3/2014

article Inside SugarHouse Casino's new poker room
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia's poker lovers asked for it, and it finally came. SugarHouse's interim poker room opened to the public Saturday, marking the first...

10/28/2014

article Nutter wants 'decisive action' on city's 2nd casino license
(Australia) -- During remarks Tuesday at the International Association of Gaming Regulators in Center City, Mayor Nutter urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to...

10/22/2014

article Philadelphia Sugar House Casino Gets City’s First Legal Poker Room
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia SugarHouse Casino is about to become the premium destination for poker players in the City of Brotherly Love. While many states in the...

10/19/2014

article Second Philly Casino remains in limbo as developer grows frustrated
(Pennsylvania) -- The main force behind a proposed casino project in Philadelphia says he's not happy with how slowly things are going. Developer Bart Blatstein has...

10/16/2014

press release Philadelphia 76ers Announce Partnership With Sugarhouse Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia 76ers today announced that SugarHouse Casino has joined the team as an Official Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

9/15/2014

article SugarHouse Casino takes losers to court
(Philadelphia) -- SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia has gone to court in a bid to recoup more than $520,000 from 63 gamblers who have failed to repay markers - casino...

9/4/2014

article Gaming control
(Philadelphia) -- Six months after the contenders for a second Philadelphia casino license made their pitches, some are wondering why state gambling officials haven'...

9/1/2014

article Is Popularity Of Gambling In Philadelphia Part To Blame For AC Casino Closings?
(Philadelphia) -- With more options in the Philadelphia area for places to gamble, many people say there is no need to head to Atlantic City. You’ve heard that...

7/29/2014

article The Elusive Link Between Casinos and Crime
(Pennsylvania) -- With a study of the impact of Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, a heated debate gets fresh ammunition. In September 2010, Philadelphia became the...

7/25/2014

article Do Urban Casinos Increase Local Crime? Not in this Case Study
(Pennsylvania) -- Researchers from Drexel and Temple University found that crime rates in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia were largely unaffected by the...
article Philly Casino Breaks Ground On Major Expansion That Will Be Great For Poker Players
(Philadelphia) -- SugarHouse casino, located near the Delaware River in Philadelphia, has broken ground on a $164 million expansion, Philly.com reported on Tuesday.

7/22/2014

article Long-awaited $164 million expansion program underway at SugarHouse
(Philadelphia) -- SHOVELS ARE finally in the ground for the long-planned expansion of SugarHouse Casino. SugarHouse officials, politicians and other big shots were on...
article SugarHouse Casino breaks ground for Fishtown expansion
(Philadelphia) -- SugarHouse Casino has broken ground on a long-delayed $164 million expansion of its property in lower north Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood.
article SugarHouse Casino Breaks Ground For Poker, More Table Games
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia’s first casino was spreading its bets today, breaking ground on an expansion. The $164-million project, which should be finished...
article SugarHouse Casino breaks ground on $164 million expansion, report says
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino broke ground on a $164 million expansion on Tuesday, according to 6 ABC. Upgrades to the casino, which sits on the...

7/19/2014

article No Crime Increase Around SugarHouse: Study
(Philadelphia) -- When SugarHouse Casino won a gaming license to build in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood in 2006, some residents feared crime would skyrocket.

7/18/2014

article No increase in crime in SugarHouse casino area, Philly study finds
(Philadelphia) -- When SugarHouse Casino won a gaming license to build in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood in 2006, some residents feared crime would skyrocket.

7/16/2014

article Did an Urban Casino Increase Local Crime? Not in This Case Study
(Philadelphia) -- Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino opened its doors in September 2010 after years of protests from community members who feared that the casino...

7/15/2014

article Harrah’s Slams Idea of Second Casino for Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- While there are many in the city of Philadelphia who believe the city could use a second casino — a worker at a pizza shop I frequent said...

7/4/2014

article Architectural Gimmicks Can’t Make Casinos Safe Economic Bets
(Philadelphia) -- Despite evidence that casinos are not generators of urban economic growth and that the northeastern U.S. is nearing gaming oversaturation, Philadelphia...

7/1/2014

article Penn National Gaming drops Philadelphia casino license bid
(Philadelphia) -- Penn National Gaming withdrew its bid for a Philadelphia casino license. The organization had been developing the $480 million Hollywood Casino at 7th...

6/27/2014

article Penn National abandons Philly casino proposal
(Philadelphia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. has abandoned its bid to build a $480 million casino in south Philadelphia, leaving four applicants still in the running for...
article Penn National drops bid for Phila. casino
(Philadelphia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. has dropped its bid to build a $480 million Hollywood casino in South Philadelphia, the Wyomissing, Pa., company said Friday.
article Penn National withdraws bid for casino license in Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- Penn National Gaming has dropped plans to build a casino in Philadelphia. The Wyomissing, Berks County-based company announced Friday that it has...

6/19/2014

article Casino bidder says it will build Philly a Space Needle
(Philadelphia) -- CASINO DEVELOPERS make big promises, many of which never become reality. But this one's worth noting.

6/18/2014

article Table games revenue drops 18.2 percent at Erie casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Table games revenue at Presque Isle Downs & Casino dropped 18.2 percent in May compared with the same month in 2013.

6/17/2014

article Court rules against SugarHouse minority owners on 2d license
(Philadelphia) -- Commonwealth Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by minority investors in SugarHouse Casino seeking to block the reissue of Philadelphia's second...

6/16/2014

article Court rules against SugarHouse minority owners on 2d license
(Philadelphia) -- Commonwealth Court on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by minority investors in SugarHouse Casino seeking to block the reissue of Philadelphia's second...
article Investors lose bid to thwart second Philly casino
(Philadelphia) -- Minority investors in Philadelphia's SugarHouse Casino on Monday lost a legal round in their bid to stop Pennsylvania gambling regulators from...

5/12/2014

article Report Finds There’s Room For Another Philadelphia Casino
(Pennsylvania) -- As the Gaming Control Board continues to mull which applicant will get Philadelphia’s second casino license, a consultant hired by the state...
article Cash-for-Gold shop opens near Sugarhouse Casino
(Philadelphia) -- A store that buys gold has opened up across Delaware Avenue from SugarHouse casino, and once again, neighborhood groups and city leaders are fighting...

4/28/2014

article No vote set on Phila. casino license
(Philadelphia) -- The agenda for Wednesday's Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board meeting made no mention of a vote on Philadelphia's second casino license. That...

4/22/2014

article Decision Awaited on Second Casino License for Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- Nearly two months after final arguments were presented by the applicants, there’s still no decision from gambling regulators on Philadelphia...

4/21/2014

article Phila. Lawmakers Move To Scrub Area Near Proposed Casino
(Philadelphia) -- The possibility of a casino on North Broad Street, near Callowhill, is prompting a move in Philadelphia City Council to stave off new pawn shops,...

3/30/2014

article Blatstein reportedly buying former S. Phila. casino site
(Philadelphia) -- Developer Bart Blatstein is buying for $13 million the site of the derailed Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia, a property he owned 21 years...

3/21/2014

article Slots at PHL? Council to roll to dice
(Philadelphia) -- THAT TIME you spend waiting around for your next flight at Philadelphia International Airport could be spent investing in public education - if playing...

3/19/2014

article Concert promoter Larry Magid to run entertainment at proposed Provence casino
(Philadelphia) -- Concert promoter Larry Magid is partnering with Bart Blatstein to run entertainment and nightlife at Blatstein's proposed Provence casino on North...

3/15/2014

article Limits on casino ownership lead to complex formulas
(Pennsylvania) -- Of the five would-be owners of a second Philadelphia casino, only two - Bart Blatstein and Joe Procacci - are new to Pennsylvania's casino industry.

3/10/2014

article SugarHouse lobbyist S.R. Wojdak & Associates also worked for Market8
(Philadelphia) -- For years, S.R. Wojdak & Associates has lobbied in Harrisburg for SugarHouse Casino, which has fought the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s...

3/5/2014

article Council Hearings Won’t Impact On Casino Decision
(Philadelphia) -- The City Council Committee on Commerce & Economic Development, chaired by W. Wilson Goode, Jr., and co-chaired by 4th Dist. Councilman and Majority...

2/25/2014

article Would-be casino operators in shadow of a past failure
(Philadelphia) -- The five companies vying to build a second casino in Philadelphia are competing against each other, but also against the ghost of Foxwoods, which in...

2/24/2014

article Philly casino applicants get 15 more minutes to appeal
(Philadelphia) -- The five applicants for Philadelphia's remaining casino license have one last chance to speak to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday...

2/12/2014

article State Treasurer McCord withdraws from gaming board sessions on Philly casino
(Philadelphia) -- State Treasurer Rob McCord, who waged a legal battle to attend executive sessions as a non-voting member of the Gaming Control Board, has told the...

2/11/2014

article 3 PA pols: Market8 best choice for new Phila. casino
(Philadelphia) -- The state gaming board should grant the remaining Philadelphia license to Market8, which would build a casino and other amenities at the corner of 8th...
article Market8 proposal gets backing from three politicians
(Philadelphia) -- The Market8 casino proposal got some key state-and-local support, the developer said Tuesday. Market8, which developer Ken Goldenberg proposes for 8th...
article Phila. casino hopeful notes political backing
(Philadelphia) -- Market8, a group formed by developer Ken Goldenberg that wants to build Philadelphia's second casino on Market Street between Eighth and Ninth...

2/9/2014

article Next casino should expand the market, not just mine it
(Philadelphia) -- To grant a second gaming license or not to. That is the question facing the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. It shouldn't be. While the...

1/30/2014

article Consultant: Philadelphia-area gamblers have $300-$400 million more to lose each year
(Philadelphia) -- Not only is the Philadelphia-area gambling market not saturated, it has room to grow by $300 million or $400 million annually, according to a...
article Dire warnings from SugarHouse
(Philadelphia) -- High-flying revenue estimates by applicants for the second Philadelphia casino license are based on the notion that there's a tribe of gamblers in...
article Editorial: Another lousy bet
(Philadelphia) -- Just as Pennsylvania's casinos approach the saturation point - with total annual revenues dropping for the first time last year - it makes no sense...
article Live! claims more new revenue from South Philly location
(Philadelphia) -- A Live! Philadephia consultant said the South Philadelphia casino would generate $233.1 million in new gambling revenue for Pennsylvania, compared to $...
article Live! Hotel & Casino backers focus on experience at suitability hearing
(Philadelphia) -- The owner-operators of Live! Hotel & Casino are the only applicants with the experience necessary to run a successful second casino in Philadelphia...
article Live! Hotel & Casino: We're the best choice for 2nd casino
(Philadelphia) -- THE OWNERS OF Live! Hotel & Casino told the state Gaming Control Board yesterday that their combined industry experience make them the best choice...
article Live! Philadelphia's Bob Green blasts Center City applicants
(Philadelphia) -- Live! Philadelphia's Bob Green blasted Center City applicants as incapable of generating new gambling revenue for Pennsylvania.
article Projections of 2d casino bring dire warning from SugarHouse
(Philadelphia) -- Sitting in his office in Chicago, Neil Bluhm, SugarHouse Casino's chairman, was so disturbed by the financial predictions coming from this week...
article Sober numbers ease concerns of gaming board commissioner
(Philadelphia) -- Live! Philadelphia's revenue projections for a second Philadelphia casinos were something like a cold shower after the shoot-for-the-stars number...
article SugarHouse could end up not worth its debt
(Philadelphia) -- Neil Bluhm, chairman of SugarHouse Casino, said a $100 million loss in revenue from a second casino in Philadelphia would put the Fishtown property...

1/29/2014

article Casino hopefuls promise the moon to gaming board
(Philadelphia) -- STEP RIGHT UP, ladies and gentlemen, and hear all about the life-changin', heart-racin', neighborhood-revitalizin' benefits of a new-...
article Casino Revolution stresses commitment to South Philadelphia
(Philadelphia) -- Casino Revolution's commitment to South Philadelphia and plans to get its gambling hall up and running early make it the best choice for...
article Differing visions offered for 2d Phila. casino
(Philadelphia) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. and developer Bart Blatstein's Tower Entertainment L.L.C. provided starkly different visions of what a second...
article Pennsylvania's a mature gambling market, expert says
(Philadelphia) -- Eugene Christiansen tried to calm the fretting by gaming commissioners over the decline last year in Pennsylvania's gambling revenue. "That...
article Philly gets first look at a pair of casino proposals
(Philadelphia) -- As the race for Pennsylvania’s final standalone casino license entered a pivotal stretch Tuesday, state regulators heard from a pair of...
article Two casino proposals head in vastly different directions
(Philadelphia) -- The casino projects with the least amount of land and the most presented vastly different plans to the Pennsylvania gaming board during the second day...

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