Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pa Gaming Control Board hears six city casino applicants today in Philly

Six applicants make their first pitches to the Pa Gaming Control Board in the competition for Philly's second and final casino license.

Pa Gaming Control Board hears six city casino applicants today in Philly

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A grand jury report said the state´s Gaming Control Board has been too cozy with casino interests. (Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer)
A grand jury report said the state's Gaming Control Board has been too cozy with casino interests. (Laurence Kesterson / Staff Photographer)

The six applicants for the second Philly casino license have been tweaking their applications since mid-November to the PA Gaming Control Board.

Today - they will make their first pitches to the board on why their project should win the gaming license with a 45-minute presentation.

The lineup of presentations in room 103A at the Pennsylvania Convention Center will go as follows:

9 am - opening remarks by the PA Gaming Board Chairman William Ryan Jr.

9:05 am - Market East Associates LP will present their casino plan, called Market8, for 8th and Market Streets.

10: 00 am - Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. and Cordish Cos. will present plan for 900 Packer Avenue for a casino at the Stadium District.

11:00 am - Penn National Gaming Inc. will present Hollywood Casino Philadelphia for 700 Packer Avenue at the Stadium District.

Noon-1 pm Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. - Joseph Procacci will present his plans for a casino at 300 Packer Avenue near the Stadium Complex.

2:15 p.m - Steve Wynn will present his $900 million casino resort project for Fishtown.

3:00 p.m. - Bart Blatstein will present his proposal, The Provence, a $700 million entertainment and casino resort for 400 N. Broad Street

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