Gaming Board Fines Foxwoods $116,000-Plus For Delays

The state Gaming Control Board just fined Foxwoods, a casino planned for South Philadelphia, $2,000 per day for missing a Dec. 1 deadline to provide details for the project.  The board set the fine retroactive to Dec. 1, which means Foxwoods owes $116,000 so far and $2,000 per day going forward.

The board also set a March 3 hearing to consider further sanctions against Foxwoods, "up to and including revocation" of the state casino license it won in December 2006.  The board's frustration with Foxwoods delays -- read more about that in today's earlier post -- was clear.  The board's staff had asked for a $1,000-per-day fine.

Foxwoods attorney Fred Jacoby declined to comment after the ruling.  Foxwoods had requested an extension of the Dec. 1 deadline to March 1, saying it was negotiating with a major casino investor.  Jacoby today told the board that Foxwoods might have a deal with that investor this week. He predicted that Foxwoods would be able to show the board the deal next week.

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