Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gaming Control Board sets hearings for Philly casino applicants

The state Gaming Control Board on Tuesday morning announced a series of hearings for the public to learn about and comment on the six bidders for Philadelphia's one remaining casino license.

Gaming Control Board sets hearings for Philly casino applicants

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The state Gaming Control Board on Tuesday morning announced a series of hearings for the public to learn about and comment on the six bidders for Philadelphia's one remaining casino license.

The board will host an "information-only session" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Feb. 12, starting at 9 a.m.  The six applicants will present their proposals for casino projects at that meeting.

Want to know more about the projects? Click here for links to documents describing the ownership structures of the bidders and their local impact reports for the projects.

The board will hold at least two public input hearings on the projects, also at the Convention Center.  The first will be on April 11, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  the second will be on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Additional days for hearings will be scheduled if needed.

Government officials, organizations and individuals can visit the Gaming Control Board's web site, starting March 4, to register to speak at the public input hearings.  The board will also start accepting written comments on the proposals in March.

For more information on the hearings, you can read the board's news release here.

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