A second casino for Philadelphia?
November 15, 2012
Today is the deadline for proposals to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a second casino license set aside for the city of Philadelphia, and at least six proposals have been made public. Among them are Philadelphia developer Bart Blatsteinâ€™s plan to redevelop the former headquarters of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News on North Broad Street; another proposal from gambling mogul Steve Wynn; and a pair of South Philly proposals near the sports stadiums complex, including a city-owned casino idea promoted by Congressman Bob Brady. Joining us to explain the cityâ€™s role in the casino-siting process and the Nutter administrationâ€™s thoughts on its initial stake in the casino game is ALAN GREENBERGER, Philadelphiaâ€™s deputy mayor for economic development, commerce director and chairman of the Planning Commission. Then, weâ€™ll get an update on the proposals made public thus far from SUZETTE PARMLEY, the Philadelphia Inquirerâ€™s gaming reporter. Then, weâ€™ll hear from DAN HAJDO, a member of the board of directors for Casino-Free Philadelphia, which works to stop casinos from coming to Philadelphia and close any that open.
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