Does downtown Philly need another casino?
August 20, 2014
Guests: Suezette Parmley, Michael Paladino, Patrick Gillespie
Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board still has yet to choose the winning applicant out of four, vying for the one remaining casino license for downtown Philadelphia. But with four Atlantic City casino’s closing in the next month and expansion on Philadelphia’s Sugarhouse Casino underway, does it make economic sense for the city to greenlight construction of a second downtown casino? We get an update on the deliberations with SUZETTE PARMLEY of the Inquirer to begin this hour. Then we hear from PATRICK GILLESPIE, business manager for the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, and from MICHAEL PALADINO, lead gaming analyst for Fitch Ratings, about the pros and cons of another city gaming facility.