Callowhill: Community Organizations Stand Up Against The Provence

While we slowly inch closer to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announcing the location of Philadelphia’s second gaming license, opponents of the five potential locations are making themselves heard. Local real-estate mogul Bart Blatstein’s The Provence, a 424,000-square-foot entertainment project planned for the old Inquirer building at Broad and Callowhill streets is generating a lot […]

 

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 […]

 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 […]

 By Matt Carey

Fishtown: Residents Vote In Favor of $926 Million Wynn Casino Project

Fishtown: Residents Vote In Favor of $926 Million Wynn Casino Project

[vimeo 63693541] The Fishtown Neighbors Association granted its support with a 173-55 vote Monday night to billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn’s proposal to build a resort and casino on the Delaware riverfront. Wynn’s $926 million proposal would be the largest privately funded construction project in Pennsylvania history and is one of six proposals before the Pennsylvania […]