Foxwoods license revocation unprecedented in Pa.

    For the first time in its history, Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board has revoked a multimillion-dollar license for a major casino.The move came after more than a year of warnings to Philadelphia’s Foxwoods project.The Foxwoods investors submitted all the paperwork and planning documents the Gaming Board asked for, but the panel still voted 6 to 1 to revoke the $50 million casino license.F. Warren Jacoby, the investors’ lawyer, said Thursday he’s disappointed. He said he’s not sure whether they will appeal the ruling.”I imagine once I confer with my clients – and they each have their own advisers – then I guess we’ll make a reasoned decision,” said Jacoby.Board members will not explain their reasoning until after they file  a formal report on the vote.A board spokesman said a revocation is new ground, so it’s not clear what will happen next. Doug Harbach said gaming board officials are trying to figure out whether the investors will have the license fee returned, and whether they can reissue the license to someone else.It’s also unclear which court would hear the investors’ appeal should they file one.

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