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POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6:01 PM

PHL Local Gaming, LLC, one of six bidders for the second Philadelphia casino license, announced on Tuesday that it will be funding an organizational effort to establish a Special Services District in the South Philadelphia community in which its proposed casino would be built.

The announcement took place at the Burke Playground, at 2nd and Jackson Streets, where PHIL officials were joined by community residents in planting a dozen four-foot-tall evergreens, as part of a symbolic launch of the effort.  The proposed District, once established, would service an area that would extend North to Snyder Avenue, South to Pattison Avenue, East to 7th Street, and West to I-95. PHIL Local Gaming's proposed gaming facility, Casino Revolution, would be situated within the District.

As part of the process, PHL would convene like-minded businesses and residents to support the initiative, with an objective of launching the new District over the next several months, even prior to any licensing decision by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 2:32 PM
Rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Fishtown.

What a difference a few years makes.

POSTED: Friday, April 5, 2013, 1:23 PM
Wynn Philadelphia Salon Suite Living Room

Steve Wynn sent this new rendering of the River Walk for his proposed Fishtown casino on the Delaware River waterfront.

But the most talked about feature of his site plan, unveiled last week, is a 20-acre parking area with a green roof.

In a phone interview from Las Vegas Thursday, Wynn said he decided to put all the parking on one level as a convenience to customers. Whether bound for the casino, restaurants, hotel or River Walk, patrons could drive to their destination, he said.

POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 1:53 PM

Team Wynn will meet perhaps its toughest critics tonight when it sits down with the board of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2424 Studios, 2424 York St. in Fishtown.

POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:21 PM

Steve Wynn sent this new rendering of the River Walk for his proposed Fishtown casino on the Delaware River waterfront.

But the most talked about feature of his site plan, unveiled last week, is a 20-acre parking area with a green roof.

In a phone interview from Las Vegas Thursday, Wynn said he decided to put all the parking on one level as a convenience to customers. Whether bound for the casino, restaurants, hotel or River Walk, patrons could drive to their destination, he said.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 3:27 PM

It's going to be a looooong day on April 11, when the state's Gaming Control Board comes to the PA Convention Center to hear public comment on the six casino proposals for the city's second gaming license. The daytime slots from 9 a.m. til 5 p.m. already are filled, reports the gaming board. The line-up includes 37 individuals, two legislators and one government representative.

But the evening slots on April 11th, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., are still wide open. Only three community groups and four individuals have signaled an interest in addressing the seven commissioners.

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Reporter Jennifer Lin follows the competition among the six contenders for Philadelphia’s second gaming license.

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