Philadelphia casino applicants release more traffic plan details

Six groups appeared before the PA Gaming Control Board in February lobbying for the second city gaming license. Here, Bart Blatstein delivers his presentation. ( ED HILLE / Staff Photographer )

The five applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license have released new details about how their proposals would affect traffic.

The updated traffic plans were posted Thursday on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's website.

The applicants have filed several rounds of traffic impact studies to address concerns raised by officials and the Malvern engineering firm Orth-Rodgers & Associates, which has conducted reviews of the bidders' traffic plans.

The updated studies are expected to be the final ones submitted before suitability hearings take place in late January.

The applicants for the city's next casino license, expected to be awarded next year, are: 

  • Casino Revolution, planned by "Tomato King" Joseph Procacci and his PHL Local Gaming for South Philadelphia's stadium district
  • Hollywood Casino, proposed by the Berks County-based Penn National Gaming, also for South Philadelphia
  • Live! Hotel & Casino, planned by Parx Casino owner Greenwood Racing and Xfinity Live! operator Cordish Companies, also for South Philadelphia
  • The Provence, planned by developer Bart Blatstein for the former home of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com on North Broad Street
  • Market8, propsed by developer Ken Goldenberg and his Market East Associates for Eighth and Market streets

Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn was also vyijng for the license, but dropped his bid last month.

The public can submit comments to the gaming board about the casino applications until 5 p.m. Tuesday.


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