Casinos: History of Gambling in Philadelphia

Casinos: History of Gambling in Philadelphia

It may seem like it is taking a while for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to issue Philadelphia’s second gaming license, but the wait is nothing that the city has not been through before. The process for legalized gambling in Pennsylvania goes all the way back to the late seventies when Atlantic City opened […]

 

Casino: 5 People Making A Difference

Casino: 5 People Making A Difference

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has released minimal information recently in the hearings for Philadelphia’s second casino license. However, many Philadelphians are still vocal about the subject. Some are in favor of building a second casino in Philadelphia and would welcome a potential economic boost to the city. Others believe a second casino could have […]

 

Market8 Emerging as Early Favorite in Casino License Hearings

Market8 Emerging as Early Favorite in Casino License Hearings

The recipient of Philadelphia’s second casino license has yet to be determined, but one proposal has distinguished itself as the early front-runner. Ken Goldenberg’s Market8 hotel and casino has received bipartisan support from Pennsylvania state representatives Michael O’Brien and John Taylor. Both representatives see Market8 as the best balance of economic opportunity and investment in […]

 

Casino Beat: Five People To Know

Casino Beat: Five People To Know

The state gaming commission is preparing to give out another casino license in Philadelphia, and residents in the city have mixed feelings about whether the city needs an additional casino. While a second casino could be good for the city in terms of revenue, some residents are concerned about  traffic, parking and the potential conflict between […]

 Kayla D. Cropper and Eric D O'Hara

Casinos: Five Places You Need to Know

Casinos: Five Places You Need to Know

SugarHouse Casino in Fishtown may soon have some company, as five groups are vying for the coveted second Philadelphia casino license currently on offer by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The suitability hearings have just been held, and we are inching closer to knowing who the winner will be. With that in mind, these are […]

 

Casinos: Potential Casino Locations and Proposals

Casinos: Potential Casino Locations and Proposals

The five candidates for Philadelphia’s second casino license have construction plans for four different areas. Each location would undergo significant social and economical change should the city grant the license to its respective developer. Casino Revolution would occupy South Philadelphia’s warehouse district at approximately Front and Pattison streets. Market8 is proposed for the southwest corner of 8th and Market […]