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Philadelphia has Six Casino Possibilities

Last week six applicants submitted proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board with plans to build a second gambling palace in the City of Philadelphia.  Two of the projects are already known, the Provence from Tower Investments, to be located at the former inquirer Building and Live! Hotel and Casino which would be were the Holiday Inn is right near Citizens Bank Park. The other four casino proposals would be for 7th & Packer, Front & Pattison, 8th & Market, and on Delaware Ave, just north of Sugarhouse. Each casino has a different developer and casino operator, but the biggest concern is the impact at the six different locations.

For now, I think that we have enough casinos in the area already (Parx, Valley Forge, Chester Harrahs, and SugerHouse) and should wait a few more years to see if the demand is still there.

Looking at the locations, the casino proposal for Front and Pattison would be located among an area full of industrial buildings and highways. Would they even get any customers? And the proposal for the two casinos near the stadiums, they would probably get a boast of traffic from crowds attending events at the stadiums but may also contribute to a traffic nightmare, especially on football Sundays.  To read more….



November 24, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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