The partners in Foxwoods Casino paid $114,000 in fines to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday for delays in developing a gaming hall on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia.

So far, the project's investors, known as Philadelphia Entertainment and Development Partners, have paid $300,000 for not adhering to the timetable that the gaming board set Sept. 1.

The $2,000-a-day fines will continue, said Doug Harbach, a board spokesman.

On April 29, the seven-man panel stunned the Foxwoods group by extending fines indefinitely and moving to revoke the casino's license. Lawyers for the board, however, are trying to negotiate a settlement with the group.

The Foxwoods partners had tried to enlist Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to replace the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut as lead investor, but Wynn Resorts Ltd. dropped out unexpectedly.

At last week's meeting before the gaming board, a lawyer for the Foxwoods group, F. Warren Jacoby, said it was having "focused" talks with three investors about replacing Wynn Resorts.

The project includes the charitable interests of three well-known local entrepreneurs: Center City developer Ron Rubin, New Jersey lawyer Lewis Katz, and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider.

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