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Officials imply downtown Philly casino preference

September 25, 2013
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The debate over Philadelphia's second casino license seems to be leaning toward two proposals for a downtown location.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is reviewing six applications for the license that was revoked from the failed Foxwoods casino project in 2010.

At a gaming board meeting Tuesday that was frequently interrupted by casino opponents, Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger indicated the city prefers two bidders who want to locate downtown rather than three bidders near the South Philadelphia sports stadiums.

One downtown proposal is for 8th and Market streets near the Gallery mall, and the other is on North Broad Street near City Hall.

Greenberger said none of the six plans are perfect and all would need major traffic and security concerns addressed.

A decision is expected early next year.

 
 

 

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